Melissa A. Johnson, MD, FACS
A board certified plastic surgeon committed to helping you achieve your desired appearance.
Dr. Melissa Johnson is the owner and founder of Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery, LLC. She has been practicing Plastic Surgery in Springfield, Massachusetts since 2000. Dr. Johnson is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons, and is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Johnson is such a strong believer in the American Board of Plastic Surgery credentialing process, that she serves as one of its Oral Board Examiners. She is the only Plastic Surgeon in Massachusetts, West of Worcester that has the prestigious honor of being an Oral Board Examiner. Additionally, she is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which recognizes surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Johnson specializes in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and her private practice is located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Dr. Johnson has presented and published over 25 papers covering surgery and plastic surgery topics at regional, national and international meetings. She continues to be an active researcher for breast cancer, specifically in the areas of early detection and treatments.
Dr. Johnson is also a wife and the mother of two children. Additionally she enjoys running, hiking, cooking and the arts. As a female plastic surgeon, she often consults with female patients to help them lead healthier, happier lives and is active in causes that are important to women's health, such as the Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
Aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery
Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery, LLC Main Office
100 Wason Avenue Suite 360
Springfield, MA 01107
American College of Surgeons 1999
American Board of Plastic Surgery 2002
American Board of Plastic Surgery 2010 Recertified
Indiana University Medical Center, Plastic Surgery Fellowship 1998 - 2000
Medical College of Georgia, Surgical Residency 1993 - 1998
Medical College of Georgia, Plastic Surgery Research, Drs. Gao & Given 1994 - 1995
Medical College of Georgia, Surgical Internship 1992 - 1993
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, M.D. Degree 1988 - 1992
Emory University, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Biology 1983 - 1987
Professional Society Memberships:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 1998 - present
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 2003 - present
Massachusetts Chapter – American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2003 - present
NE Society Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2002 - present
Massachusetts Society of Plastic Surgeons 2003 - present
Selected Published Works:SUSAN R. STURGEON, KATHLEEN F. ARCARO, MELISSA A. JOHNSON, RAJI BALASUBRAMANIAN, MARTHA ZORN, D. JOSEPH JERRY, and SALLIE SMITH SCHNEIDER
DNA Methylation in Paired Breast Epithelial and White Blood Cells from Women Undergoing Reduction Mammoplasty, Anticancer Research v. 34 , no. 6 (June 2014): 2985-2990.
This research project was designed to try and find a screening blood test for patients at increased risk for breast cancer. Earlier detection of breast cancer than MMG or when a patient presents with a lump may lead to better survival or require less invasive treatment. Some studies have shown an association between white blood cell (WBC) DNA methylation and breast cancer. This study looked at WBC DNA methylation and normal breast tissue. No correlation was found. This is the first step.