Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG is a creative soul with an academic mind who credits her business style to many years of cheerleading. An Atlanta native, Melisa is a graduate of The University of Georgia (with an art degree in drawing & painting), and earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia. Following her Ob-Gyn residency at The Medical College of Virginia, Melisa joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where she held joint appointments in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics.
As a passionate teacher for residents, medical students and her patients, Dr. Holmes was awarded numerous honors for education including the University-wide Educator-Mentor award and a national award from the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for patient education. As an excellent clinician respected by her peers, she was also named among the Best Doctors in America.
She served as director of the MUSC Teen Clinic and created a clinic for sexual assault survivors. As a nationally recognized advocate for adolescent health, she has served on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Adolescent Health Care, and worked with National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Locally, she is on the Board of Directors for the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and works on the Advisory Board for Amaze.org, a global sexuality education project. In addition to co-authoring the Girlology series of books, she has written numerous scientific papers and text book chapters as well as articles and guest blogs.
Currently, Melisa divides her time between seeing patients as a Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologist at Greenville Health System, growing Girlology and Guyology, and spending time with her husband and three children in Greenville, South Carolina. When she's not in "work" mode, she enjoys painting, cooking, playing with her pre-teen daughter, and getting facetime calls from her college daughters.