Juliana R. Melo, M.D., M.S.C.S.


Family Planning


Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Assistant Clinical Professor


To see if Juliana R. Melo is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2500
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Melo is committed to providing compassionate comprehensive reproductive healthcare to women of all ages and backgrounds.  She views the patient physician relationship as a partnership and strives to help women make choices that empower them to live healthy and productive lives.   

Clinical Interests

General obstetrics and gynecology with a subspecialty in family planning.  Dr. Melo has special interests in adolescent gynecology and contraception for women with chronic medical conditions.   


Family Planning


M.D., Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA 2008

M.S.C.S., University of Colorado - Denver Graduate School, Denver CO 2014

B.S., University of Georgia, Athens GA 2002


Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI 2012


Family Planning, University of Colorado Denver, Denver CO 2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Professional Memberships

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Physicians for Reproductive Health

Society of Family Planning

Honors and Awards

Family Planning Resident Award, University of Hawaii, 2012

Hope Scholarship, University of Georgia, 1998

Alpha Upsilon Phi, Medical College of Georgia, 2008

Select Recent Publications

Melo J, Peters M, Teal S, Guiahi M. Adolescent and Young Women's Contraceptive Decision-Making Processes: Choosing "The Best Method for Her". J of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2015 Aug;28(4):224-8.

Melo, J., Kaneshiro, B., Kellet, L, and Hiraoka, M. The Impact of a Longitudinal Curriculum on Medical Student Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Training. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health. 2014 May; 73 (5): 144-7.

Topp, C.N., Okagaki, R.J., Melo, J.R., Kynast, R.G., Phillips, R.L., and Dawe, R.K. Identification of a maize neocentromere in an oat-maize addition line. Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 2009 June; 124(3-4): 228-238.

Mroczek, R.J., Melo, J.R. Luce, A.C, Hiatt, E.N., and Dawe, R.K. The maize Ab10 meiotic drive system maps to supernumerary sequences in a large complex haplotype. Genetics. 2006 September; 174(1): 145-54.

Jin, W., Melo, J.R., Nagaki, K., Talbert, P.B., Henikoff, S., Dawe, R.K., and Jiang, J. Maize centromeres: fine structure and functional adaptation in the genetic background of oat. Plant Cell. 2004 March; 16, 571-581.