Vivienne Meljen, MD
Why did you choose Duke for your residency training?
Many concrete factors play into residency selection. However, the intangible, often, is what makes all of the difference in daily interactions. I followed my heart and it led me to Duke.
What excites you about the residency program at Duke OB/GYN?
Duke’s residency program will train me to manage high volumes of patients with diverse illnesses of varying complexity in a patient-centered fashion beside leading experts in the field. At Duke, I am confident that I will be supported to achieve my goals and become a leader in women’s health.
What are your career goals?
To provide holistic and empathetic medical care in serving women and their families. To contribute to the education and training of future healthcare providers and assist in the management and improvement of medical systems. To provide medical care to underserved populations and assist in efforts to improve accessibility of care.
What are your hobbies?
Outdoor action sports, yoga, spinning, long dog walks
Education & Training
The University of Scranton, 2013
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 2017
Awards & Honors
- Saul Blatman Award for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Excellence in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017
- National Health Service Corps Scholarship, 2013
- Harry S. Truman Scholarship, 2013
- Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society, 2013
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship, 2012
Publications & Presentations
- Erekson, E., Murchison, RL., Gerjevic, KA., Meljen, VT., Strohbehn, K. Major postoperative complications following surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse: a secondary database analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jun 1.
Describe your research interests
Clinical research in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with the goal of innovating and improving surgical outcomes and thus, women’s lives.