Melissa Pulcini-Buttine graduated from Touro University’s Physician Assistant Program in 2003, earning Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude. After graduating, Melissa worked in New York City for a world-class vein treatment practice specializing in all areas of vein treatment. Additionally, Melissa has held positions in Primary Care, Allergy, and Immunology all while continuing to act as a Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at several local universities.

Over the years Melissa has come to realize the greater importance of nutrition and preventive medicine in treating her patients. This appreciation moved her to complete a Masters of Science in Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport, graduating top of her class in 2016. After many hours of internship specializing in nutrition, she achieved the Certified Nutrition Specialist designation, the gold standard credential for advanced nutrition professionals. Additionally, Melissa holds an advanced certification in IV vitamin therapies with a focus on maintaining health, preventing disease and anti-aging.