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Michelle E. Melisko


Breast oncologist

Dr. Michelle E. Melisko is a cancer specialist with expertise in caring for patients with breast cancer.

Also active in research, Melisko is interested in evaluating new chemotherapy combinations, biological therapies and immunotherapies for breast cancer, with a particular focus on treating cancer that has spread to the brain. To foster more rapid advances in breast cancer treatment, she educates patients on clinical trials and encourages them to participate when appropriate.

Melisko earned her medical degree at the Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Stanford Medicine. She completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1997

  • Residencies

    Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine, 2000

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    222 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 13, 2023
    Dr Melisko and her team are exceptional. They listen and go the extra mile - I feel cared for
    Jan 30, 2023
    I cannot overstate the excellence of the care I receive from Dr. Melisko. She is unbelievably attentive caring responsive professional and supportive. I believe she embodies the very best qualities of what a doctor should be. UCSF is lucky to have her. She is amazing.
    Jan 29, 2023
    Dr. Melisko is the very best. She's attentive informative and anticipates what questions I might have. I feel VERY lucky to have her as my medical provider. I can't recommend her enough.
    Jan 07, 2023
    Best care I have gotten in my life!! I was happy beyond words!!
    Dec 17, 2022
    Very good in looking at all issues thank you
    Dec 17, 2022
    I absolutely love Dr. Melisko I know I'm in good hands under her care. She listens to my concerns she explains everything and I feel that she really cares about my health and my well being and my family's too as she also my sisters doctor.
    Dec 13, 2022
    I am so lucky to have Dr. Melisko as my oncologist and would recommend her without hesitation.
    Nov 21, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is an excellent clinician and wonderful human being. She has made having metastatic breast cancer much easier. I would follow her to the end of the earth as her patient.
    Nov 19, 2022
    The provider was giving me some good advise. To make sure I schedule my appts on time she took the initiative & did it in the computer right away. I appreciate that!
    Oct 29, 2022
    There was a list of concerns I had that we didn't get to in the appointment but I was very impressed with the care I received and am looking forward to working with this provider.
    Oct 29, 2022
    Amazing. Brilliant. Kind. Warm. Professional. Compassionate. I could not imagine a better caregiver.
    Sep 17, 2022
    Only wish my time with provider could have been more
    Sep 17, 2022
    I can't say enough good things about Dr. Melisko - she is wonderful - so thoughtful knowledgeable and always listens carefully to my concerns and addresses them.
    Sep 10, 2022
    Dr Melisko is the reason I go to UCSF. I trust her 100%. She takes the time to explain and answer any questions I may have. Best doctor ever!!!!
    Aug 27, 2022
    Care provider came into to see me after NP did exam and visit NP informed me this would happen at end of her visit. I did get all info and care I needed.
    Jul 29, 2022
    She's a good listener and very understanding! I would definitely recommend her to a friend or family!!
    Jul 26, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is the best physician I have had the pleasure working with during my cancer journey. She cares about my general health more than my primary physician
    Jul 25, 2022
    Dr. Melisko has been my oncologist for the last 7 years. She consistently offers expertise insight and thoughtfulness to my overall and ongoing health journey. I feel grateful to be in her care. I look forward to our visits each year. I always feel like an individual. I value her knowledge and advice and support.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is the best oncologist I could wish for. Knowledgeable and a wonderful human being
    Jul 16, 2022
    I love love love Dr. Melisko. I am very grateful and thankful that she is my oncologist. My son has asked me if I am scared because of my breast cancer and I have reassured him that I am not in large part due to the amazing team of caregivers who are treating me through this little blip in my life.
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is a very knowledgeable and caring physician
    Jul 10, 2022
    So kind and smart
    Jun 13, 2022
    Since recommendation was made to take calcium it would have been helpful to receive more info or a resource to learn more about that i.e.difference between calcium citrate and calcium carbonate which one to take how much what time of day etc.
    Jun 09, 2022
    Provider is excellent at discussing explainingincluding all aspects of my condition and care. I like that.
    Jun 04, 2022
    I love Dr. Melisko and feel So fortunate that she is my doctor. She is thorough diligent compassionate and expert.
    May 25, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is wonderful - always explores the options with me shows great concern for my quality of life and answers all my questions thoroughly.
    May 21, 2022
    Dr. M is wonderful. I feel like I have a real partner in my care. I am so grateful she is my oncologist.
    May 20, 2022
    I am so thankful that Dr. Melisko is my oncologist!
    May 18, 2022
    Dr Melisko provides superb care in every way. Discusses options care side effects progress and took time to answer my questions.
    Apr 23, 2022
    Michelle is great about providing care and treatment options.
    Mar 30, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is the best medical oncologist anybody could wish for. She is knowledgeable human and caring.
    Mar 26, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is a wonderful oncologist and is so good to her patients extremely empathic and caring.
    Mar 05, 2022
    All my concerns about my entire set of symptoms were addressed which was a pleasant surprise.
    Mar 04, 2022
    She answered all of my many questions and I didn't feel rushed
    Feb 27, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is wonderful - so thorough in her explanations caring and her followup is great.
    Feb 21, 2022
    All excellent & thoughtful.
    Jan 28, 2022
    I need a break I just had a LIP tissue fron between my inner thighs used to replace my right breast .IM SUPER HAPPY WITH IT A SUPERB JOB. However I feel Im being rashed to get quemotherapie kadcyla which lowers the platelets that heal the implant. Also I m not exited about getting RADIATION. The season being I have many side effects from the past two years of this battle. The effects are shipping nails two root canals on teeth with no cavities twitching eyes episodes of dementia adenopathy of hands and feet spasms on fingers feet jaw itching skin whole body. I have had 7 surgical interventions. I AM NUMB IN ALL THOSE AREAS! I DONT WANT TO BE A ZOMBIE. I appreciate what UCSF has done for me. Need to wait for my SSDI. TO CONTINUE TREATMENT. I LIVE 6 HRS AWAY AND THIS HAS WORE ME OFF. IM OUT OF FUNDS INTERNET NOT FRIENDLY. IM NOT A TECHIE. IM SURELY THANKFUL YOU HAVE KEPT ME ALIVE.GOD BLESS YOU.
    Jan 26, 2022
    Dr Melisko: I trust your opinion and decisions very much. Thank you for taking care of me.
    Jan 17, 2022
    Dr. Melisko is thorough in providing details re: treatment modalities recent studies and findings that inspire confidence in my receiving the most well researched and appropriate treatment and care now snd going forward.
    Dec 15, 2021
    Described what steps might be a year from now if I continue to lose bone mass because of chemo and steroid I was taking.
    Oct 20, 2021
    Dr. Melisko is kind and professional. She gives me all the time that I need for any issues.
    Sep 20, 2021
    I wish there was choice - EXCELLENT 10 for this provider.
    Sep 18, 2021
    I think Dr. Melisko is extremely busy and I try to use my time with her wisely. Shes smart has a very good memory and is straight forward which I like. I come to visits armed with questions. I know I'm not her sickest patient so I try not to whine. I'm grateful.
    Jun 26, 2021
    goes a little fast but she's passionate about it and I love it. just make sure you have something to write down things.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Olaparib In Metastatic Breast Cancer

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