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The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh Welcomes Two Psychiatrists to its Behavioral Health Team

The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh Welcomes Two Psychiatrists to its Behavioral Health Team
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16, 2020 – The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce two psychiatrists recently joined the organization’s behavioral health team.

Dr. Melvin P. Melnick will provide clinical supervision and consultation to The Children’s Institute’s behavioral health team. Dr. Melnick returns after serving on The Children’s Institute’s Prader-Willi Syndrome and psychiatric services teams in the early 2000s. Currently, he is a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is a supervisor of psychiatric residents at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and Allegheny Health Network. For more than 40 years, Dr. Melnick maintained a private practice along with a variety of positions in the region, including community mental health and student health at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. Previously, he served as medical director at The Bradley Center and Pressley Ridge and also served as medical director of the St. Francis Medical Center’s in-patient child and adolescent psychiatric units. Dr. Melnick has been recognized as a Distinguished Life Fellow by both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Jonathan Kole is the medical director of behavioral health at The Children’s Institute and also remotely serves as an assistant professor and director of ethics education at Brown University’s medical school. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, he provided integrated care psychiatry to patients of all ages at the Providence Community Health Center. His commitment to patient care has led him to be twice inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and he has published articles on bioethics, eating disorders, and the physician-patient relationship. Dr. Kole earned his bachelor’s, medical, and bioethics degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a combined residency program in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child psychiatry at Brown University and is board certified in these three fields. Dr. Kole is accepting new patients and will see clients on Tuesdays both in-person and via telehealth at The Children’s Institute.

“We are thrilled to welcome two incredible individuals with a wealth of expertise to the behavioral health team at The Children’s Institute,” said Amy Devinney, senior director of behavioral health and family services at The Children’s Institute. “Dr. Kole provides an abundance of knowledge as a triple board-certified psychiatrist and pediatrician and Dr. Melnick brings nearly a half century of experience working with children and adolescents. We look forward to growing our behavioral health services at The Children’s Institute as we strive to provide an amazing future for the children and families we serve.”

About The Children’s Institute
Established in 1902, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an independent and licensed nonprofit organization whose mission is: To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze. The passionate team at The Children’s Institute is dedicated to the amazing kids and families they serve, helping children to reach their full potential through educational services, outpatient physical and behavioral health services, and child and family services. The Children’s Institute serves more than 6,000 children each year at seven campuses across Western Pa. Visit www.amazingkids.org or call 412-420-2400 to learn more.
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