Ivy R. Melgarejo, M.D.
Dr. Melgarejo’s love for helping people is what inspired her to pursue a medical degree. She was raised in the Philippines and knew very young she wanted to become a Doctor. In her free time, Ivy enjoys hiking, biking, and is now learning how to rollerblade. We are excited to have Dr. Melgarejo here at Iowa Kidney Physicians. She will be a great asset not only to our medical clinic, but also to the city of Des Moines.
Dr. Melgarejo graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in 2011. Prior to entering medical residency, she briefly worked as an emergency humanitarian response doctor for Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children and as a research doctor for the Philippine Cardio Genomics Project. She trained in the beautiful island of Hawaii for Internal Medicine and went to Pittsburgh for Nephrology and Transplant Nephrology. She is located at our Methodist Plaza office, where she has been practicing since July of 2021.