Media Release: Dayton Children’s names new medical director of urgent care services

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Dayton Children’s names new medical director of urgent care services

04-18-2014 (Dayton, OH) -

Melissa King, DO, FAAP, has been named medical director of urgent care services at Dayton Children’s Hospital and will begin her new role on May 1.

Since completing her residency, Dr. King, a board-certified general pediatrician, has provided primary care to children at the Children’s Health Clinic at Dayton Children’s Hospital.  She will continue to see patients at the clinic in addition to serving as medical director of Dayton Children’s urgent care in Springboro.

After receiving a doctorate of osteopathy degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. King completed a general pediatric residency at Dayton Children’s through Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, where she now serves as an assistant professor.

 “I became a pediatrician because I enjoy children immensely,” shares Dr. King. “They are very resilient, open-minded, interested and unique.”  “Dayton Children’s is such a special place, and I am excited for the opportunity to lead such dedicated staff who are committed to the care of the children in our community.”

In addition, Dr. King regularly contributes to Dayton Children’s blog as a member of the Dr. Mom Squad where she shares her experiences as a mother and pediatrician.

Dayton Children’s urgent care provides after-hours care and is the only urgent care center in the region totally dedicated to caring for infants, children and teens.  The physicians are board certified in pediatrics and the entire staff is specially-trained to provide nonemergent care for children up to age 21.  Medical imaging and laboratory services are available on-site for the convenience of families. Nearly 15,000 children are seen in the urgent care center each year.

For more information, contact:
Grace Jones
Marketing Communications Specialist
Phone: 937-641-3666


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