Melissa Brown is an ophthalmologist from Flourtown, Pennsylvania who is a member of the Republican Party. She was also a three-time candidate for the US House of Representatives.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Melissa Brown attended Keuka College and graduated with a B.S. in Nursing in 1972. With a strong interest in education, she has been on the Board of Directors of Keuka since 1992. She subsequently received her Masters Degree in Nursing from Emory University and then taught on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
She returned to Thomas Jefferson University where she earned her M.D. in 1982. After an internship at Chestnut Hill Hospital, she completed a residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital. Brown obtained her MBA in Strategic Management from Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business in 1998. She is an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Medical Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.