- Heart Failure
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
||American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Cardiology)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||Primary Children's Hospital
PCMC - Cardiology
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Dr. Melanie Everitt began her career as a researcher and educator at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in 2006. In 2007, she was asked to become the Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Program at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Everitt continues as the Transplant Director and serves as a member of the Utah Transplant Affiliated Hospitals Cardiac Transplant Program, a city-wide consortium of heart transplant programs that collaborate to provide state-of-the-art patient care as well as to advance the science of transplant through research and publications. In 2010, she was appointed chair of the Intermountain Donor Services (IDS) Scientific and Medical Affairs Committee, and in this role, she reviews protocols for donor management and oversees the practices and outcomes of IDS to ensure quality and compliance with the United Network for Organ Sharing standards. On a national level, she is the site Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study which is a multi-center study that includes nearly 40 pediatric heart transplant centers and maintains a database of over 3000 pediatric heart transplant recipients. She is also globally recognized for her work in pediatric heart transplant and was selected as vice-chair of the Pediatric Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation in 2011.
Dr. Everitt’s research focus is the understanding of heart disease in children as it relates to congestive heart failure and transplantation. She has written or contributed to more than 40 publications, scientific papers, chapters, and abstracts in the past 5 years. Dr. Everitt has presented at 11 scientific meetings, including national and international meetings, in the same time span.
In her clinical role, Dr. Everitt mentors medical students, pediatric residents, cardiology fellows, junior faculty physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners. She is actively involved in the education of medical professionals at all levels in order to ensure quality of care for patients with end stage heart failure.