Melissa Lara MPAS, PA-C

Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mrs. Lara is a member of the clinical team, serving as a clinical coordinator. Prior to entering medical education, Melissa worked as an urgent care physician assistant in Raleigh, NC. She has a passion for research stemming from time spent assisting in basic science research at UNC Chapel Hill investigating potential therapy targets for clear cell renal cell carcinoma and triple negative breast cancer. In her free time, she enjoys tending to her flower garden and chasing her dogs, Martha and Wilma.

MPAS, Physician Assistant Studies, High Point University
BS, Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of Interest
Case and team-based learning
Acute care