Melanie Dawson grew up in Ledyard, CT, and attended college at the University of Connecticut and also at East Carolina University. She earned her Masters of PA Studies at ECU and worked in outpatient pediatrics in New Bern, NC. Her family moved to Charlotte, NC where she changed to inpatient Hospitalist pediatrics at Levine Children’s Hospital and worked in the ER for Carolinas Healthcare hospitals. For the last five years, since moving to the Triangle area, she as worked at Jeffers, Mann, and Artman Pediatrics. She is happily married to Damen Dawson and has four children: Kate, Maleigh, Lydia, and Samuel.