Health Sciences Department
Dr. Robert Mele received a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. After completing a Podiatric Surgical Residency program at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia he practiced as a Physician of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery for 15 years serving the needs of the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey communities. He holds a B.A. in Biology from LaSalle University.
Dr. Mele managed and treated a diverse population encompassing the pre-adolescent to geriatric patient. Of special interest was the provision of care to the Diabetic patient, with emphasis placed upon the treatment and prevention of wounds as they affect the lower extremity. He was an attending Podiatric Surgeon and a member of the Podiatric Surgical training programs at five medical centers based in the Philadelphia and southern New Jersey region. He has been an educator for the past 17 years. In addition to his position on the Drexel University faculty, he is a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at Rowan University where he teaches Anatomy and Physiology.