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Melanie Dawson, PA-C

Melanie Dawson, PA-CMelanie Dawson, PA-C, was born and raised in Ledyard, CT. She attended the University of Connecticut Honors Program, where she majored in Physiology and Neurobiology. After moving to New Bern, NC, she attended East Carolina University and attained a Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors. She taught High School Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology at New Bern High School for two years prior to returning to East Carolina University for her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In 2005, she was named Outstanding Graduate Student. After graduation, Melanie worked in a busy outpatient Pediatric office at Coastal Children's Clinic of New Bern for three years. Her family was relocated to Charlotte, NC, where she was employed as a hospitalist in Inpatient Pediatrics for Levine Children's Hospital, taking care of acutely ill, hospitalized children. Additionally, she worked in the Emergency Room for Carolinas Healthcare facilities. In the summer of 2013, she moved to Wake Forest, NC, and joined the staff of Jeffers and Mann Pediatrics in the Raleigh, Clayton and Wake Forest offices.

Melanie is married to Damen Dawson, who works for GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in RTP, and has four children; Kate, Maleigh, Lydia and Samuel. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading and photography.

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