Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Melissa Bent, MD, is an attending physician in the Jackie and Gene Autry Orthopedic Center, and is assistant clinical professor of Orthopedics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Bent's clinical interests and experience include a non operative approach to general pediatric orthopedic conditions such as clubfoot, scoliosis, neuromuscular conditions, developmental hip dysplasia. Her research interests include medical education in musculoskeletal medicine and spina bifida/neuromuscular conditions.

She graduated from medical school from Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University Of California San Francisco. She also completed a fellowship in Non Operative Pediatric Orthopedics at the University of Wisconsin Madison.


Medical School: 

Morehouse School of Medicine


University of California, San Francisco, Pediatrics


University of California, San Francisco, Pediatrics


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Non-Operative Pediatric Orthopedics



American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Clubfoot, Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Conditions, Developmental Hip Dysplasia, Back Pain and Non-op Scoliosis


Bent MA, Hennrikus WL, Latorre JE, Armstrong DG, Shaw B, Jones KC, Segal LS. Role of Computed Tomography in the Classification of Pediatric Pelvic. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Jul;31(7):e200-e204

Freedman BA, Hoffler CE 2nd, Cameron BM, Rhee JM, Bawa M, Malone DG, Bent M, Yoon TS. A comparison of computed tomography measures for diagnosing cervical spinal stenosis associated with myelopathy: a case-control study. Asian Spine J. 2015 Feb;9(1):22-9. doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.1.22. Epub 2015 Feb 13

Bent MA, Varacallo M, Fox EJ, Voss S, Frauenhoffer EE. Lipoma Arborescens and Coexisting Psoriatic Arthritis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Case Connector, 2013 Nov 27;3(4):e121 1-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00079

Grumbles, R., Casella, G., Wood, P., Bent, M., Thomas, CK. Long term Delivery of FGF-6 Changes the Fiber Type and Fatigability of Muscle Reinnervated from Embryonic Neurons Transplanted into Adult Rat Peripheral Nerve, Journal of Neuroscience Research. Jul 2007; 85 (9):1933-42

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