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Pamela G. Meliski, M.D.
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Specialties: 
Ankle, Foot, Sports Medicine

Dr. Meliski graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville honors program with a bachelor in arts in biology. She received her medical degree with highest honors from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. She completed her internship and residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She also completed her fellowship in orthopedic foot and ankle reconstruction at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She specializes in foot & ankle surgery. She is a member of the American Medical Association.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Health: University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina, Honors Program Graduate, NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Team, 1989 - 1993
  • Medical Education Development Program: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1997 
  • Doctor of Medicine with Highest Honors: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1998 - 2003 
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2003 - 2008
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Fellowship: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 2008 - 2009

Certification & Licensure 

  • Board Eligible: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • States of North Carolina & Maryland Medical Boards
  • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Maryland Medical Association, 2009
  • Member, County Medical Society, 2009
  • American Foot and Ankle Society, 2008 - Present
  • Wake Forest University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Fund Advisory Panel, 2005 - 2008 
  • Wake Forest University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Review Committee, 2004 - 2005
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003 - Present
  • President, UNC School of Medicine Student Government, 2002 - 2003
  • Dean’s Advisory Committee 2002-2003 Curriculum Advisory Board, 2002 - 2003
  • John B. Graham Student Research Society, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002 - 2003
  • UNC School of Medicine Student Government Curriculum Committee, 2001 - 2003
  • Health Sciences Library Advisory Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • Chief Mentor, UNC School of Medicine Student Government, 2000 - 2002
  • Vice-President for Student Development, UNC School of Medicine Student Government, 1999 - 2000  
  • Aid for Impaired Medical Students Committee, 1998 - 2003
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville Honors Program, 1993 - 1997

Research

  • Research assistant to Dr. Lew Schon, Director of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Union Memorial Hospital. Developing a biomechanical model to test the efficacy of the abductor hallucis tendon transfer in the treatment of hallux varus in the cadaver model, 2008 - Present
  • Research assistant to Dr. John Birkedal, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Experience included development of an IRB protocol to perform an outcome analysis regarding operative verses nonoperative treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures, 2005 - 2006
  • Research assistant to Dr. Robert Teasdall, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Experience included describing the technique of navicular fixation. Constructed and recruited for a study involving the use of total contact casting with the use of vacuum assisted closure for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, 2005 - 2008
  • Research assistant to Dr. William Ward, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Experience involved constructing a multicenter retrospective study database of osteosarcoma patients in North Carolina with particular focus on prognostic factors and therapeutic considerations, 2001 - 2008
  • Research assistant to Dr. Roel Schaaper, Senior Investigator, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Experience included exploring the role of the ndk gene of E. coli in maintaining high fidelity replication in wild-type strains, those deficient in mismatch repair, and strains with a constitutive SOS response, 1996 - 1997

Publications

  • Schon, L, Allen, P. Regional and Widespread Pain: The Ankle. Rheumatology. M. Hochberg et al. In progress. Teasdall, R, Allen, P. 2007.
  • Surgical fixation of navicular body fractures. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 6(2):108-112, June 2007.
  • Allen, P, Schaaper, R. 1997. A study of the mutator effects of E. coli after disruption on the nucleoside diphosphate kinase gene. 1998 Proceedings National Conference for Undergraduate Research

Scientific Presentations

  • Allen, P, Miller, S, Shon, L. “Concentrated Iliac Crest Bone Marrow Aspirate to Augment Healing in Tarsal Navicular Stress Fractures”. Submitted for presentation at the AOFAS 2009 Summer Meeting.
  • Miller, S, Allen, P, Schon, L. “Arthroscopic Filling of Talar Osteochondral Defects with Stem Cell Rich Flowable Collagen: The SCRFC Procedure”. Submitted for presentation at the AOFAS 2009 Summer Meeting.
  • Allen, P. “Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures: Outcome Comparison of Operative verses Non-operative Management”. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC April 2006.
  • Allen, P, Brigman, B, Harrelson, J, Kilpatrick, S, Kneisl, J, Porter, S, Ward, W, Bos, G. “Multi-Institutional Osteosarcoma Study: Analysis of 183 Patients with Emphasis on Age-Related Prognostic Variables”. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC April 2005, 2007, 2008.
  • Allen, P, Brigman, B, Harrelson, J, Kilpatrick, S, Kneisl, J, Porter, S, Ward, W, Bos, G. “Multi-Institutional Osteosarcoma Study: Analysis of 183 Patients with Emphasis on Age-Related Prognostic Variables”. 2003 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2003.
  • Allen, P, Brigman, B, Harrelson, J, Kilpatrick, S, Kneisl, J, Porter, S, Ward, W, Bos, G. “Multi-Institutional Osteosarcoma Study: Analysis of 183 Patients with Emphasis on Age-Related Prognostic Variables”. 2002 North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Asheville, North Carolina, October 2002.
  • Allen, P, Schaaper, R. “A study of the mutator effects of E. coli after disruption of the nucleoside diphosphate kinase gene.” 1997 National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Austin, TX, April 1997.

Teaching & Work Experience

  • Assistant Team Physician, Wake Forest University Soccer Program, 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant Team Physician, Winston-Salem State University, 2006 - 2008
  • Performed Pre-Participation Sports Physicals for Local High Schools, 2004 - 2005
  • Co-Editor of Fax, University of North Carolina’s Medical Journal, 2002 - 2003
  • Teaching Assistant, Genetics Course, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001 - 2003
  • Teaching Assistant, Anatomy and Microbiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Education Development Program, 1999
  • Unit Secretary-Orthopaedic Unit, Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1997 - 1998
  • Youth Coordinator, North Carolina Chapter of Operation Smile, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1997 - 1998
  • Student Athletic Trainer, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1993 - 1997

Community Involvement

  • United Arts Council of Greensboro, North Carolina, 2003 - 2008
  • Future Fund of Greensboro, North Carolina, 2003 - 2008
  • North Carolina Rural Health Coalition Student Clinic, 2000 - 2003
  • Student Health Action Coalition Student Clinic, 1999 - 2003
  • Making Educated Decisions About Life, Chapel Hill High School, 1999 - 2000
  • Victim’s Advocate, Buncombe County Rape Crisis Center, 1996 - 1997
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate, Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, 1994
  • Bulldog Buddy Program (Athletic Mentorship Program), 1993 - 1994

Honors & Awards

  • 1st Place, Orthopaedic Resident Research Award, Wake Forest University, 2008
  • 1st Place, Orthopaedic Resident Research Award, Wake Forest University, 2007
  • Medical Degree with Highest Honors (4 Awarded), 2003
  • Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award, 2003
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
  • 2nd Place, Resident Research Presentation, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, 2002
  • Selected to the Distinguished Medical Scholars Program (Scholarship Given), 2001 - 2003
  • Awarded Academic Scholarship (Full Tuition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 1999 - 2001
  • University Scholar (Merit Award Based on Academic Performance), 1996
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar (Merit Award Based on Academic Performance and Research), 1997 
  • Summer of Discovery Fellowship, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1996 - 1997  
  • Big South Conference Honor Roll, 1994 - 1997
  • Awarded Sports Medicine Scholarship (University of North Carolina at Asheville), 1994 - 1997

Hospital Privileges

  • Mission Hospitals Health System
“I found Dr. Meliski professionalism and answered all my questions. She treated me like an intelligent adult not as a way-ward senior.”
– Jacque M.