Melissa is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) specializing in dermatology. Raised in Southern California, Melissa graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology. Melissa developed a passion for dermatology while working as a medical assistant in a dermatology office after her undergraduate career. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Orange County, CA. Melissa is trained in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology and has previously practiced as a PA-C at a large-scale dermatology office in Beverly Hills, CA. She is well-trained and experienced in managing diseases of the skin, hair and nails in adult and pediatric patients as well as administering neuromodulators and dermal fillers. In her free time, Melissa enjoys going to the beach, trying new cuisines and restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.