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Melissa Mao

Melissa Mao, MD, PharmD

Faculty


Department: Surgery

Specialties: General Surgery

Education

  • MD - Temple University School of Medicine
  • PharmD - Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, since 2012
  • Senior Merck Scholarship Award, 2007
  • Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society- Beta Tau Chapter, since 2005

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons

Melissa Mao, MD, PharmD, is a board-certified surgeon with fellowship training in endocrine surgery. She sees patients in Philadelphia.

Clinical Services

Parathyroid diseases, Thyroid diseases, Adrenal disease

Fellowships

  • Endocrine Surgery - Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Health System (2018)

Residencies

  • Surgery - St. Luke’s University Hospital (2017)

Internships

  • Surgery - St. Luke’s University Hospital (2013)

Melissa Mao, MD, PharmD, is a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Publications

"Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features reclassification and its impact on thyroid malignancy rate and treatment"
Mao ML, Joyal T, Picado O, Kerr D, Lew JI, Farra JC
J Surg Res., 230:47-52, Oct 2018

"Stricter ioPTH criterion for successful parathyroidectomy in stage III CKD patients with primary hyperparathyroidism"
Liu S, Yusufali A, Teo R, Mao ML, Kahn ZF, Farra JC, Lew JI
Surgery, pii: S0039-6060(18)30252-6, Jul 20, 2018

Presentations

Poster and Podium Presentations

"Stricter ioPTH Criterion for Successful Parathyroidectomy in Stage III CKD Patients with pHPT"
Liu S, Yusufali A, Teo R, Mao ML, Kahn ZF, Farra JC, Lew JI
Abstract presented at the South Florida American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 2018, the Academic Surgical Congress 13th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, February 2018

"NIFTP Reclassification and Its Impact on Thyroid Malignancy Rate and Treatment"
Mao ML, Joyal T, Picado O, Kerr D, Lew JI, Farra JC
Abstract presented at the Academic Surgical Congress 13th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, February 2018

"Additional 20 Minute ioPTH Measurement Can Minimize Unnecessary Bilateral Neck Exploration"
Khan ZF, Picado O, Marcadis AR, Mao ML, Farra JC, Lew JI
Abstract presented at the Academic Surgical Congress 13th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, February 2018

"Incidental Thyroid Carcinoma in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Benign Thyroid Disease"
Manasa M, Picado O, Mao ML, Minami R, Farra JC, Lew JI
Abstract presented at the Academic Surgical Congress 13th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, February 2018

"High Rate of Incidental Thyroid Carcinoma Found in Contralateral Thyroid Lobes"
Minami RA, Picado O, Mao ML, Manasa MB, Lew JI, Farra JC
Abstract presented at the Academic Surgical Congress 13th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, February 2018

"Gene Expression Classification Has Limited Utility in the Evaluation of AUS/FLUS Thyroid Nodules"
Klingbeil KD, Deitz RL, Mao ML, Farra JC, Lew JI
Abstract presented at the Academic Surgical Congress 13th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, February 2018

"The addition of aprepitant to standard therapy for the prophylaxis of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting: A costeffective and cost-utility analysis from a third-party payer perspective"
Conboy C, Ehle M, Kim Y, LaMotte B, Mao M, Pocoski J
Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, California, December 2006

Lectures

"The Workup and Management of Adrenal Incidentalomas"
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April, 2017

"Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Review"
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May, 2016