Melissa Roa, PA-C

Melissa Roa, PA-C, is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in ear, nose, and throat disorders. Melissa has Melissa_Roa_PA_2015been a practicing physician assistant since 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She attended the US Military's Interservice Physician Assistant Program, receiving a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

As a physician assistant, Melissa is able to examine patients, diagnose and treat illnesses, develop treatment plans, and prescribe medications under the supervision of a physician. She works closely with all members of the healthcare team to provide optimal comprehensive healthcare for the patient.

Prior to joining Drs. Girgis and Associates, Melissa was practicing ENT at one of Chicago's busiest Level I Trauma Centers. She is an active member of the Illinois Army National Guard and has been activated to support medical operations during Hurricane Katrina and Operation Iraqi Freedom.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Bachelor's in Biology, minor in Chemistry

Medical Education

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Interservice Physician Assistant Program

    Master's in Physician Assistant Studies

Board Certification

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Licensure and Certifications

  • State of IL Licensed Physician Assistant

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

  • Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

  • Society of Physician Assistants in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

  • Society of Army Physician Assistants