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Melissa A Crosby

Name  Melissa Crosby
Melissa A. Crosby
Full Name  Melissa Ann Crosby
Born  August 20, 1972 (age 43) (1972-08-20) Killen, Texas
Occupation  Medical Doctor and Plastic Surgeon

Melissa A. Crosby (born August 20, 1972, Killeen, Texas) is an American board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing in reconstructive surgery for patients with cancer and restorative cosmetic surgery, and a published author. She served as a physician at MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2011 to 2015. Currently, Dr. Crosby is a practicing plastic surgeon at Memorial Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas.


Early life and education

Crosby was born in Killeen,Texas. Growing up in a military household, she spent most of her childhood traveling all over the United States with her family.

She obtained her degree in Zoology from Arizona State University and graduated summa cum laude in 1995. She earned her M.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2000. She finished her integrated surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 2005. She followed it up with a microsurgery and reconstructive fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, completed in 2006.


Crosby was invited to join the faculty at M.D. Anderson as an assistant professor at the Department of Plastic Surgery from July 2005 to August 2011. In the 2011 fall semester, she began her tenure as associate professor specializing in cancer reconstruction with an expertise in breast reconstruction. She held the position until April 2015.

Aside from her academic responsibilities, Crosby was designated administrative appointments most notable of which were: Doctors Offering Shadowing Experience (DOSE) Program Director (2009–2015), Department of Plastic Surgery; Course Director (2010–2015), 4th Year Medical Student Elective, SURG 4016: Reconstructive, Microsurgery of the Cancer Patient; Rotation Site Director (2010–2015), Plastic Surgery Resident Rotation Education; Associate Director (2013–2015), Women Faculty Programs; Co-Chair (2014–2015), Council on Gender Inclusiveness; and Co-Chair (2014–2015), Medical Practice Committee, Department of Plastic Surgery.

She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed research articles, multiple book chapters, and “Reshaping You: Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer Patients” published by M.D. Anderson. In turn, she reviews fellow physicians’ works at top plastic surgery journals including “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” “Annals of Plastic Surgery,” and “Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly.” She functions as associate editor for “Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open.”

Honors and awards

  • PRS Global Open Best Regional Paper – North America 2014
  • Patients’ Choice Award 2014
  • Academic Achievement Award in General Surgery 2001
  • The Heusner Pupil Award 1999
  • Junior AOA Honor Society 1999
  • DDW Wyeth-Ayerst Educational Fellow Reporter Program 1999
  • UNC School of Medicine One-Year Research Fellowship 1997
  • The Lange Medical Publications Award 1997
  • Over-all year-end grade of Honors for first and second years of medical school 1997
  • Holderness Medical Fellowship Program 1997
  • Merit Award 1996
  • Medical Education and Community Orientation (MECO) Project 1996
  • Summa cum laude, GPA 4.0 1995
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1995
  • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society 1995
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduation Scholarship Award 1995
  • Sun Angel Scholarship 1994
  • Jonathan Wade Psoras Memorial Award 1994
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-medical Honor Society 1992-1995
  • Golden Key National Honor Society 1991-1995
  • Credentials

  • BA Zoology, Arizona State University
  • MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • References

    Melissa A. Crosby Wikipedia

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