Pittsburgh Mercy Welcomes New Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist




To meet increased community need for child and adolescent mental health services, Pittsburgh Mercy, a community health and wellness provider, is pleased to welcome Melina Spyridaki-Dodd, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd specializes in helping children and adolescents, ages 5 through 18 years, who have experienced trauma to overcome barriers and lead healthy, successful lives in the community.  

Starting in July 2019, Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd will be available to see children and adolescents for mental health assessments and medication management appointments at Pittsburgh Mercy, 1200 Reedsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 (North Shore).

Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd is certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a graduate of The American College of Greece and Charles University of Prague in the Czech Republic. Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd completed her internship at Livadia Prefectural General Hospital in Livadia, Greece. She went on to complete her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child psychiatry with a special emphasis on children who have experienced trauma, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd has held numerous clinical, administrative, and academic appointments at the local and state levels.

She is a member of the Pittsburgh Psychiatric Society, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is on the medical staff at Allegheny Health Network’s Forbes Regional Hospital.

A native of Athens, Greece, Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd holds dual citizenship in Greece and in the United States. She speaks English, Greek, and some Czech.

Her interests include family, friends, and playing classical piano. She volunteers in her community and is an active member of Dormition of Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont.

Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd and her family reside in Hampton Township.

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please call 412-323-8026.

For more information about child and adolescent services at Pittsburgh Mercy, please visit www.pittsburghmercy.org.

Pittsburgh Mercy, a member of Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, is a person-centered, population-based, trauma-informed community health and wellness provider. Pittsburgh Mercy is one of the largest employers and the only Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Mercy includes Bethlehem Haven, McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh Mercy Community Health, Pittsburgh Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services, Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program, Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net®, and Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center. Together, these Pittsburgh Mercy programs and their 1,700 employees serve more than 33,000 individuals annually at more than 60 locations in Southwestern Pennsylvania. To learn more about Pittsburgh Mercy or to make a donation in support of its important work in the community, visit www.pittsburghmercy.org.