Dr. Melissa L. Meldrum-Aaberg
Class of 1981
Career Pathway: Health Sciences
At Grayling High School, Missy Meldrum played basketball, was a cheerleader and was on the Student Council. "But mostly," she writes, "I was a nerd! Which, in retrospect, was OK!"
Melissa graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 1985 with a degree in biology. She earned an M.D. in 1989 from the University of Michigan Medical School. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the only national honor medical society in the world whose mission is to recognize and perpetuate excellence in the medical profession.
Dr. Meldrum-Aaberg completed her residency in ophthalmology in 1993 and a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery in 1996 at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
After teaching on the faculties of the University of Miami and Emory University, Dr. Meldrum moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and started her own practice. She completed the building of a new office in January of last year.
Dr. Meldrum-Aaberg was nominated by her cousin, William Greene, and Clara Sorenson. Bill Greene wrote: "Missy continues her specialty of plastic surgery in Grand Rapids. In her career, she has performed countless surgeries on disadvantaged children and has a compassion caring for her patients!"
Melissa Meldrum was married 11 years ago to Dr. Tom Aaberg, a retinal specialist. They have two children, Michael (10) and Katie (7). In her spare time, Dr. Meldrum-Aaberg loves to read, work in the wood shop and decorate her mother’s house at 508 Peninsular Avenue.