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Teaching Faculty

Jenny Melli, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Core Faculty, Center for Humanism
Program Director, Primary Care Track, Internal Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care

Education and Training

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Residency: Internal Medicine - Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Special Interests

Primary care of acute and chronic illness in adults, preventive medicine

About Me

Dr. Melli joined Cooper in 2012 after completing her General Internal Medicine / Primary Care Residency at Brown University. She graduated from UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completing her clinical rotations at Cooper University Hospital. Her past roles have included Clerkship Director for the Cooper Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship and Co-Director for the Ambulatory and Internal Medicine Clerkships. She currently directs the Primary Care Track for Cooper’s Internal Medicine Residency training program. Dr. Melli practices Primary Care in Camden and precepts medical residents and third year medical students in a clinic providing care to a largely underserved, medically and socially complex patient population. 

Her work with the Center for Humanism focuses on faculty development and resident education to promote a more positive learning environment and research identifying factors of the local learning environment that contribute to the trainee experience.  Dr. Melli directs TEACH, the longitudinal faculty development program that focuses on fostering curiosity, community building, and reflection on shared experiences to support humanistic patient care and teaching skills. In addition, she is a long-standing collaborator with Britt Dahlberg, Ph.D., the Director, Britt Dahlberg, on projects that leverage mixed-methods students that are designed to enhance the clerkship experience for 3rd medical students.

Dr. Melli lives in Collingswood, NJ with her husband Matt, two children (Henry and Lucy), and their 70 pound pit bull named Marble. Some of her favorite activities include running, watching live music, and listening to podcasts.