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Melissa Motta, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology and Program in Trauma

Melissa Motta, MD


  • Critical Care Medicine

  • Neurology

About Melissa Motta, MD

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Melissa Motta, M.D. attended Williams College in Williamstown, MA prior to receiving MD and MPH degrees from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health in Washington, DC. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a Neurology Residency at Johns Hopkins and stayed on to complete a 2-year fellowship in Neurocritical Care. During her training, she also received a certificate in Clinical Investigation from The Bloomberg School of Public Health and was a recipient of an NINDS R25 Research Education Grant.

Dr. Motta is interested in trying to better understand the outcome of practices and interventions on quality of life and other self-reported measures which are important to patients; improving access to care and health disparities in patients with stroke, and promoting patient and family-centered care in patients with neurological injury. She developed a Neuro Recovery Clinic (NRC) where she sees patients after discharge from the Neurocritical Care Unit. The NRC supports patients and families through the physical, emotional and psychological recovery after critical illness utilizing multidisciplinary guideline-driven care to help patients recover to their fullest potential.

Gender: Female

Language(s): Spanish


  • UM St. Joseph Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.