Melissa graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science in 2003 from James Madison University. She volunteered as a first responder during her undergraduate career for the Harrisonburg Rescue squad and was accepted into her Physician Assistant program directly following the completion of her Bachelor's degree. Melissa received her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Medicine from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL in 2005.
Over the course of 10 years she has worked in the fields of Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery. Before joining Dr. Mithani, she worked for over 7 years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago specializing in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She is a member of the Triangle Area Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Melissa lives in Holly Springs with her husband and their two young boys and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and being active in outdoor activities.