Melissa Burroughs Pena, MD


Melissa Burroughs Pena is a cardiologist and assistant professor whose practice includes general cardiology and echocardiography. Her research focuses on the impact of urban development policy on health disparities in cardiovascular disease outcomes in the United States and globally. Her most recent projects include population-based studies on the association of air pollution exposure and cardiac function in Peru. She frequently collaborates with researchers in HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, partnering with existing research sites to investigate cardiovascular disease.

Burroughs Pena earned her medical degree at Harvard University and completed her internal medicine residency at UCSF and cardiology and advanced echocardiography fellowships at Duke University, where she also earned a master of science in global health.


Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

More about Melissa Burroughs Pena


Harvard Medical School 2008


UCSF Medical Center 2011


Duke University 2015