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Melanie Catalano, MSPA, PA-C

Melanie  Catalano

Melanie Catalano

Interim Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor, Principal Faculty

Phone: (562) 947-8755 ext 388

Email: MSPAfaculty@scuhs.edu


  • College of Science and Integrative Health
  • Master of Science: Physician Assistant Program


Melanie Catalano brings extensive clinical experience to SCUHS. She has participated in preoperative, intraoperative (first-assistant), and post-operative care in over 2000 general, trauma, and vascular surgeries. Additionally, she has worked in a level II trauma emergency department, has managed inpatients as a hospitalist provider, and worked in a primary care family practice. This clinical and surgical experience took place in a demanding medically underserved area of rural Northern California. Melanie Catalano’s passion for healthcare started at a young age as her father is a surgeon and mother a nurse. Her educational background includes achieving a B.S. degree in Biology, emphasis in Physiology, with a minor in Chemistry, from CSULB. Melanie received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences.

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