Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Melanie Cree-Green, MD, PhD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Board Certified


Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

I see most pediatric endocrine conditions. I have a special interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome and oversee a special clinic for girls with this condition who are also overweight, to try to offer a complete treatment plan in 1-2 visits.

Care Philosophy

My overall philosophy is try to practice personalized medicine as much as possible, and make sure my recommended therapies are right for the medical condition, the patient and the family.


  • Pediatrics ( 2012 )
  • Pediatric Endocrinology ( 2015 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Endocrine System (Hormones)

  • Child and Teen Health

    Pediatric Diseases and Conditions

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, snowboarding, gardening and photography.

Volunteer Activities

I spend time supporting activities in the schools and for children's health.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (2007)

Undergraduate Schools

AB, Bryn Mawr College (PA) (1999)

Graduate Schools

PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch (2007)


University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2009)

Residency Program

University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2011)


University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2014)

Professional Memberships

AE-PCOS Society, Member

American Diabetes Association (ADA), Member

American Heart Association (AHA), Member

American Physiological Society (APS), Member

Endocrine Society, Member

Obesity Society, Member

Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES), Member

Research & Grants


Impact of obesity and androgens on CV function and organ specific IR in youth with PCOS (2013)

The role of hepatic lipogenesis in hepatic insulin resistance in obese girls with hyperandrogenism (2014)

Modeling Hepatic and Adipose IR with stable isotopes during an oral glucose tolerance test (2014)

Non-invasive assessment of liver glucose metabolism in obese girls (2015)

Influence of peripheral insulin resistance and hepatic lipogenesis on liver fat in obese PCOS girls (2015)

Do alterations in serum testosterone mediate systemic insulin sensitivity and hepatic health via the gut microbiota? (2018)

Use of essential amino acid supplementation to decrease metabolic disease in high risk obese girls with PCOS (2018)

Impact of GLP-1 on hepatic fat and energy utilization in obese girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome (2019)

Research Interests for Patients

My research interests are focused on how insulin works in youth with polycystic ovarian syndrome or diabetes. We are trying to better understand how high insulin levels cause disease, so that we can prevent related conditions such as fatty liver disease or heart disease and develop new therapies.

information for referring providers

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Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

In addition to general pediatric Endocrinology, I have a special interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome, and I oversee a multi-disciplinary clinic for girls with PCOS who also struggle with obesity. Providers in this clinic include Nutrition, psychology, pediatric Endocrinology, Gynecology, Dermatology, exercise physiology.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

I perform research in insulin resistance in girls with PCOS, youth with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. My interests are focused on the interaction between glucose and fat metabolism and how the interplay leads to insulin resistance, fatty liver disease and early cardiovascular disease.