Melissa Pechan, PA-C, is a physician assistant in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her Master's degree at Des Moines University. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
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Professional Certifications and Education
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Physician Assistant (PA)
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA
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