Melissa Elist, PA-C

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Melissa Elist, PA-C is a Southern California native. She graduated from University of California, Davis in 2021 with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and an emphasis in Disability Studies from University of California, Los Angeles in 2016.

While at UC Davis, Melissa was the chief coordinator at Tapati, a non profit clinic where she spent her weekends serving the underserved community in Sacramento, California. After graduating from UC Davis, Melissa began working in dermatology and currently works in multiple dermatology practices where she practices medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. Her main goals are to address her patients needs, mind, body and soul. 

Melissa takes the time to create customized plans and to ensure the best results based on her patients personal desires. She utilizes her artistic vision to restore and rejuvenate natural results and to focus on balancing symmetry, enhancing natural beauty and instilling more confidence in her patients. Melissa is committed to ongoing education in order to provide patients with safe and evidence-based treatment plans that deliver state of the art results.

In her free time, Melissa mentors pre-pa students, attends dermatology lectures and conferences, enjoys yoga, meditation, hiking, running on the beach with her dog, and is very proactive in mindfulness, self-love, and consciousness.