Melanie Stall, MD is an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric oncology.

Dr. Stall earned her medical degree at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023.

Dr. Stall is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Dr. Stall's research interests include healthcare disparities in pediatric cancer, improving communication between patients/families and healthcare professionals, and improving supportive care services. Her current work is focused on language-based disparities. She has delivered numerous presentations and published several academic articles related to her areas of expertise.


Medical School
Wright State University (2017)
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2020), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2023), Pediatric Hematology/oncology

Research Interest

  • Communication
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Language-based disparities
  • Supportive care


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Mismatch between Pediatric Oncologists' Private and Parent-Facing Prognostic Communication: Communication Patterns Used to Soften Prognostic Disclosure.
Porter AS, Woods C, Stall M, Baker JN, Mack JW, Kaye EC, J Palliat Med 2023 Feb 26 2 210-219
Oncologist approaches to communicating uncertain disease status in pediatric cancer: a qualitative study.
Porter AS, Woods C, Stall M, Velrajan S, Baker JN, Mack JW, Kaye EC, BMC Cancer 2022 Oct 22 1 1109
Changes in body mass index, weight, and height in children with acute myeloid leukemia and the associations with outcome.
Iijima M, Stall M, Wang L, Panetta JC, Triplett BM, Pui CH, Ribeiro RC, Rubnitz JE, Pounds SB, Inaba H, Blood Adv 2022 May 6 9 2824-2834
Prognostic Communication Between Oncologists and Parents of Children With Advanced Cancer.
Kaye EC, Stall M, Woods C, Velrajan S, Gattas M, Lemmon M, Baker JN, Mack JW, Pediatrics 2021 Jun 147 6

Honors & Awards

  • AACR-Merck Cancer Disparities Research Fellowship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Childrens Oncology Group