Melissa Spencer

MHS, RPA-C
Dermatology

About Melissa Spencer

Biography:

I am a Buffalo transplant, originally from the Chicagoland area. I attended Grand Valley State University with a BS and a minor in Exercise Science in 1995. Soon after graduation I joined the Peace Corps and served in Malawi, Africa as a Child Survival Officer. This exposure sparked my career pathway towards Physician Assistant. I attended Duke University for my graduate studies in Physician Assistant and was awarded a National Health Service Corps Scholarship. I was able to repay my scholarship by working at Sheehan Hospital in Buffalo for two years in the Family Medicine Department. Buffalo soon became my home after meeting my spouse. We have a teenage daughter and a fun-loving Golden Doodle.

Positions

Roswell Park Care Network

  • Physician Assistant
  • Roswell Park Dermatology
  • Roswell Park Hematology Oncology Southtowns

Background

Education and Training:

  • 1995 - Bachelor's of Science (BS) — Grand Valley State University
  • 2000 - Master's in Health Sciences — Duke University
  • 2000 - PA Certification — Duke University

Board Certification:

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

Professional Experience:

  • Physician Assistant in Medical Dermatology (18 years)
  • Physician Assistant in Neurosurgery (1 year)
  • Physician Assistant in Primary Care Medicine (2 years)

Honors & Awards:

  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship