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Department of Radiology

Giselle M. Melendres, M.D. View profile as PDF

Giselle M. Melendres

Clinical Interests

Dr. Melendres has clinical interests in diagnostic imaging, including ultrasound and computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis. Her focus is on women's imaging, including obstetrical imaging.


Associate Professor



Abdominal Imaging
Body MRI


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
* Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.,, Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-0655

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, 1995
B.A., Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1991


West Suburban Hospital Medical Center, Oak Park, Illinois, 1995-96


Michael-Reese and Mercy Hospital Medical Centers,

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago , Illinois, 1996-2000


University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2000-2001

Board Certifications:

American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, 2000

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Women Radiologists
American College of Radiologists
Radiological Society of North America

Select Recent Publications:

Lee Be, Ormsby EL, McGahan JP, Melendres GM, Richards JR. The utility of sonography for the triage of blunt abdominal trauma patients to exploratory laparotomy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Feb; 188(2):415-21.

Melendres G, Ormsby EL, McGahan JP, Moon-Grady AJ, Towner D, Taylor D. Prenatal diagnosis of Ebstein anomaly: a potential pitfall. J Ultrasound Med. 2004 Apr; 23(4):551-5. No abstract available.

Hiller L 4th, McGahan JP, Bijan B, Melendres G, Towner D. Sonographic detection of in utero isolated cerebellar hemorrhage. J Ultrasound Med. 2003 Jun; 22(6):649-52.

McGahan JP, Bijan B, Gillen MA, Dumars MC, Melendres GM, Gorges SW. Ultrasound Case of the Day. Radiology (Supplement): 2001, November 2(EE), 64.

Impact of the Patient Self-Determination Act on Advanced Directive – Part 1 (chart review at RPSLMC, 1992)

Stress Response in Phascolosoma pellucens (Phylum Sipuncula) during Heat Shock, Wounding & Regeneration (Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Biology, in part presented and published in Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference of Undergraduate Research 1991)

To see if Giselle M. Melendres is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).