Melia Leisten, CPNP

"I am committed to providing quality care while promoting a fun work environment that makes the patient feel at ease. I strive to ensure my patients know how much I truly care for them."

Melia Leisten, CPNP

(757) 668-7240

College: Virginia Commonwealth University

Graduate school: Stony Brook University


Leisten has been a nurse at CHKD for 20 years, beginning as a staff nurse on 8C. After a stint as a traveling nurse, she worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner for CHKD's surgical department for sixh years and has been with the gastroenterology department since 2012.

She sees gastrointestinal outpatients with a variety of conditions, from patients from gastroesophageal reflux disease to short gut.