Melissa Justice received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science from Franklin & Marshall College, her Surgical Assistant Certification from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and her Masters in Health Science and Physician Assistant Certificate from Duke University. She practiced clinically for almost three years in cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Cape Fear Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In 2002, she moved back to Philadelphia and was part of the Interventional Radiology team for over ten years at Chestnut Hill Hospital. She still practices clinically, collaborating with the radiologists and surgeons at the Women’s Center, performing mammographically-guided stereotactic breast biopsies.
Professor Justice started clinically precepting Arcadia PA students and participating as a liaison and guest lecturer in 2004 at Arcadia. She was a contributing author, completing the Radiology chapter within Physician Assistant Review Guide, published in 2007. In 2012, she became an adjunct professor in physical diagnosis at Arcadia’s Glenside campus. In August, 2013, Professor Justice joined the Arcadia University Department of Medical Science and Community Health as full time faculty where she teaches and coordinates graduate courses in surgery, diagnostic and clinical skills, physical diagnosis, and professional practice. She serves on the University’s Academic Admissions Committee for the PA Program and she is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.