Melissa Koliha is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) at Bayfront Health Medical Group Aesthetics and Reconstructive Surgery. She has cared for patients in the St. Petersburg area for 20 years, and her experience includes:
- Assisting in cardiothoracic, orthopedic and gynecological surgeries
- Managing care for patients in intensive care units including neurosurgery, transplant and trauma
- Evaluating patients with various sports medicine injuries
- Managing and training surgical practices
She has expert knowledge in open-heart surgeries, heart and lung transplants and endoscopic vein harvesting and is proficient in electronic medical records.
Melissa received a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and exercise physiology from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. She earned her master’s degree in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.
Melissa is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.