The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics is redefining the way musculoskeletal care is delivered across the region with locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Melissa is a board-certified Physician Assistant who specializes in Sports Medicine at the Nova Orthopedic & Spine Care Division in Woodbridge, Virginia. She is the primary PA for Dr. Richard Layfield and Dr. Wylie Lowery. She graduated with Honors from The College of Wooster with a B.A. in Neuroscience and minor in Chemistry. While at The College of Wooster, she was a member of the Women’s Swimming & Diving Team and competed at the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championships, specializing in the 200 Butterfly. As a competitive swimmer, she developed a particular interest in sports medicine and orthopedics. She continued this interest in orthopedics as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator at the OrthoCarolina Research Institute prior to attending PA school. Melissa graduated from Elon University, earning a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Outside of work, Melissa enjoys swimming, baking, and spending time outdoors.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
The College of Wooster, Bachelor of Arts
Elon University, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
American Academy of Physician Assistants