Melissa Fleegler, MD

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Department of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine


Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Residency: University of New Mexico Emergency Medicine


Originally from Florida, I headed to the northeast for college. Afterwards I spent several years living in Massachusetts working in education and public health before deciding to go to medical school. I first came to UNM for residency—I was drawn here for many reasons including terrific colleagues, an institutional commitment to public health, and because New Mexico seemed like a great place to live. At the end of residency, I stayed on as faculty for many of the same reasons! Plus, I now actually enjoy green chile. Outside of the hospital I love to spend time outdoors, dance (any kind!), and travel (usually to places near large bodies of water).

Teaching Interests

  • Public Health
  • Communication Skills

Research Interests

  • Health Policy
  • Injury Prevention
  • Adolescent Health
  • Medical Education