Melissa (Missy) joined our practice in January of 2022. She comes to us after practicing medicine in Cardiothoracic Surgery for 19 years. Missy is originally from Ohio where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in Sports Medicine with a Chemistry minor from Baldwin Wallace University. She then went onto earn a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Toledo (previously Medical College of Ohio) with a focus in Physician Assistant Studies. In 2005, Missy made Tampa Bay her home. She has practiced medicine at Tampa General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Largo Medical Center prior to joining us at Bayfront Health. Missy brings many years of surgical expertise and compassionate patient care to our practice. Since joining us, she has learned how to perform 3D nipple and areola tattoos on our breast reconstruction patients. She is also diligently working on earning her MBA from the University of South Florida. In her free time she enjoys running, paddleboarding with her dog Bolt, and traveling to see friends and family.