Melody Bronold, MD, FAAP
Dr. Melody Bronold was born and raised in Grand Haven, Michigan. She knew she wanted to become a doctor when she joined Science Olympiad in eighth grade and competed in genetics and anatomy through high school where her team became national champions her senior year. After attending a chemistry camp and obtaining a research position with a pharmaceutical company sponsored by the University of Michigan, she knew the University of Michigan would be the perfect place to attend undergraduate and medical school.
Dr. Bronold had planned to become a surgeon, but during her surgery rotation as a third-year medical student, she kept finding reasons to be at the children's hospital. She was happy to be around pediatricians and, of course, the kids! After working a few years in Tennessee, she moved to Washington State, near Seattle, where she practiced for the next sixteen years. In 2023, she decided to move back to the south with her husband of twenty-three years, her two children and her dog. Dr. Bronold enjoys being outdoors and spending her time with her family playing board games and working puzzles... preferably with a fire roaring in the background.
Dr. Bronold believes her varied experiences learning and practicing medicine in different areas of the country have provided her with many perspectives. She is excited to join Oberlin Road Pediatrics where she knows she will continue to learn and is excited to be among doctors and staff who enjoy their jobs and providing the best care for patients. Dr. Bronold enjoys collaborating with patients and families with their medical care. She considers it a privilege to be part of children's lives as they grow and develop into successful adults. Good health has many facets, and supporting mental health and helping children thrive at school is just as important as ensuring their physical health.
Fun Facts About Me
- I ran 5K races with my dad when I was 10. I also competed in triathlons and trained with the Kitsap Tri Babes.
- I have a motorcycle license.
- I competed in spelling bees in school.
- Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics
- Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, 2000-2004
- Medical School: University of Michigan, 1996-2000
- Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, University of Michigan, 1993-1997
Professional Organizations & Affiliations
- Fellow: American Academy of Pediatrics
- Member (former): Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Committee, Harrison Medical Center, Washington
Honors & Awards
- Chief Resident: Kitsap County Medical Society, Washington
- President: Executive Board of Kitsap County, Washington