Melissa began her 15+ year career in the Healthcare Field because of her passion for helping others. Her background as a Surgical Assistant, Patient Advocate, and Clinic Manager have given her the experience to better understand patient’s needs and concerns.
Melissa strives to make every patient’s experience as pleasant, and personal as possible. Her goal is that every patient leaves Athenix, feeling as though they had been treated not only by top medical professionals, but also with the sense that they have just made new friends that care about their well-being on all levels.
Melissa gravitated towards Plastic Surgery after seeing first-hand how it transforms people’s lives. She wanted to dedicate her career to being part of an organization like Athenix that is not only on the cutting edge of medical technology, but also commits itself to placing patient’s safety, comfort, and satisfaction first.
Melissa loves having the opportunity to be by the patient’s side every step of the way during their time at Athenix. Her warm and kind nature helps put patients at ease. Through her extensive background running a Surgical Unit at The University of Pennsylvania, Melissa is prepared to make certain that her patients have a clear understanding of their procedures. She ensures that all of their questions are answered, and makes herself available after hours, so that her patients know they can count on her not only as their advocate, but also has a friend.
Melissa prides herself on her relationships with her patients. She goes above and beyond so that they know they are well cared for, and part of the Athenix family. The greatest reward she has is witnessing how excited her patients are after their transformations.
Melissa’s compassion and empathy for others continues outside of her Athenix family as well. She enjoys volunteer work, and has traveled to places such as Guatemala, and Thailand on Medical Missions as a Surgical Assistant, and Outreach Coordinator serving children with Cleft Palates, and Cleft Lips.
When not working, or volunteering, Melissa enjoys traveling, the beach, and rooting for all Philadelphia sports teams!