Melissa was born in Skaneateles, NY and moved around to several states before her family settled in Cazenovia. She finished her last 2 years of high school there. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in pre-medicine/biology with a minor in chemistry from SUNY Geneseo. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree from New York Institute of Technology in Long Island and complete her clinical rotations in New York City and Long Island. She has long been interested in orthopedics and she has been working in spine since 2010. She is excited about recently joining the practice.

Melissa's hobbies include skiing, various outdoor activities, watching sporting events, and attending Syracuse basketball games.