Melissa Langhan, MD, treats patients with acute illnesses and injuries in the emergency department at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. When she meets patients and their families for the first time, Dr. Langhan assures them, “You are in the right place. We have specialists in pediatric emergency medicine, child life services and nurses with pediatric expertise.”
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Langhan is an associate professor of pediatrics (emergency medicine) and of emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She has a special interest in clinical patient-oriented research, and has worked extensively with capnography, a noninvasive way to measure patients’ ventilation and cardiac output when they are under anesthesia or in intensive care. She is currently working with a pilot study focused on improving the use of the technology in the emergency department for critically ill patients.