Dr. Melissa S. Hill grew up in upstate New York and obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. She earned her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida, and graduated with honors.
After receiving her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree, Dr. Hill completed a 3- year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, where she served as Chief Resident in her third year. Upon finishing her post-graduate training, she practiced in Charlotte, North Carolina for four years before relocating to the Triangle in 2011. Married to a triathlete, and being a former collegiate athlete herself, she has a special interest in sports medicine. She also specializes in treating the pediatric population.
In her free time, she enjoys watching baseball and soccer, and spending time with her husband and son.
Diabetic Foot Care, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine
School of Podiatric Medicine
Miami Shores, FL
NC Specialty Hospital
Duke Regional Hospital
Physical activity is the key to staying young and healthy. When your feet hurt, it makes staying active difficult. My goal when treating patients is to help them heal as quickly as possible and keep them active during recovery to maintain physical fitness and strength.
Most foot and ankle injuries occur from overuse or from following the latest training trends that are lacking in scientific basis and do not take different foot types into account. While there can be merit to some trends, every foot type is different and every person has different needs. I like to take a collaborative approach with athletes, to find the best and safest approach to getting them back to activity and believe that education is the key to preventing recurrent injury.