From the Clinic to the Living Room

Join us in a virtual setting for lively and interactive conversations, hosted by Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS, for those who are directly and indirectly affected by melanoma. Participants listen, watch, and interact with Melissa, as well as leading experts in the field of melanoma treatment and research.

These half-hour virtual programs are live-streamed on Facebook each month. Archived videos of each program will be available on AIM’s YouTube channel by the Friday after each virtual event.

Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS, leads AIM’s “Ask a Melanoma Expert” program and is AIM’s resident melanoma medical expert. Wilson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, and boundless enthusiasm for the industry – and her patients.

A natural trailblazer, Wilson is proud of her collaborative work as an NCCPA-certified physician assistant senior since 2005 with the distinguished melanoma specialist Dr. John Kirkwood at the University of Pittsburgh in the Cancer Institute Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine. Their treatment and research initiatives were so successful that they have been used as a template for other cancer programs throughout the country. Wilson works as lead physician assistant for the Melanoma Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Her expertise is focused on acute care in outpatient oncology with research patients and the general melanoma population. She helps patients manage therapy-driven toxicity-related problems and emergencies. She has expertise in biopsies and suturing techniques; cryotherapy; injections; imaging reviews; clinical trial monitoring; and RECIST tumor measurements.