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Melissa Baltuano, MD

Child Neurologist

About Melissa Baltuano

Melissa Baltuano, MD is a child neurologists who specializes in the care of patients with epilepsy. Dr. Baltuano is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Baltuano earned her medical degree at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. She completed a residency in pediatric neurology from University of Chicago and Comer Children's Hospital. She completed a fellowship in pediatric epilepsy from Northwestern University and Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Her academic interests are in genetic epilepsies, specifically Dravet syndrome. She is also passionate about resident education and mentoring others. Being Peruvian, Dr. Baltuano has a special interest in working with the Hispanic and Latinx population and investigating health care disparities.

Outside of work, Dr. Baltuano enjoys playing music, baking and cake decorating. 

Affiliations OU Health Physicians - Pediatric Neurology
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado
    Lima, Peru
  • Residency
  • Child Neurology University of Chicago, Comer Children’s Hospital
    Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Northwestern University, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Dravet syndrome
  • Genetic epilepsies
  • Health disparities
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