Giselle Melendres, M.D.

Giselle M. Melendres, M.D.


  • Associate Professor
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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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.


Abdominal Imaging
Body MRI


M.D., Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, 1995

B.A., Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1991


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)