| Melissa Crosby|
| Melissa Ann Crosby|
August 20, 1972 (age 43) (1972-08-20) Killen, Texas
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.
Melissa A. Crosby Wikipedia
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.”PRS Global Open Best Regional Paper – North America 2014
Vitals.com 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
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