Dr. Melissa M Hudson MD
Hematologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Hematology-OncologySt. Jude Children's Research Hospital 332 N Lauderdale St. Memphis TN, 38105
Dr. Melissa Hudson is a pediatric hematologist practicing in Memphis, TN. Dr. Hudson specializes in treating children that have a blood disease or cancer. Such blood diseases include disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. The types of cancers that Dr. Hudson treats include leukemias, lymphomas and certain tumors. Dr. Hudson can also treat bleeding disorders in children. Pediatric hematologists can be found in childrens hospitals, community hospitals, university medical centers and more.
Education and Training
U of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 1983
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
- U Tx-M D Anderson Cancer C, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
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