Assistant Professor of Medicine
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Professional Bio

Melissa A. Warren, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  She currently sees patients at Vanderbilt in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. She has a particular clinical interest in neuromuscular lung disease and diaphragm dysfunction.

Dr. Warren completed her baccalaureate degree at Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, in biology and chemistry. She went on to receive her MD degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Warren did her internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and subsequently entered the postdoctoral training program in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Throughout her fellowship career, Dr. Warren showed ongoing enthusiasm for teaching, as demonstrated by her frequent lectures to medical residents and nurse practitioners, as well as her hands-on training of students within the simulation center – endeavors she continues to expand upon as a member of the faculty.  During her fellowship, Dr. Warren also focused on clinical research with a specific interest in the utility of chest radiography as a prognostic tool for assessing the extent of pulmonary edema in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Dr. Warren has a specific interest in developing a clinical niche within neuromuscular disease and in the lung nodule clinic.

As a Clinician Educator, Dr. Warren participates in education and teaching, as well as in clinical research. The focus of these activities may include acute lung injury, lung nodules/lung cancer, and pleural disease. She is a recipient of the Roger DePrez Award for Excellence in Teaching, and she has received numerous awards for her academic excellence. She is board-certified and is a member of the American Thoracic Society.


MD - University of Texas Medical School at Houston - 2011
Residency - Internal Medicine - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2014
Fellowship - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2017