Melodie Kolmetz is a Founding Principal Faculty member of the Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College. She is a 1995 graduate of the inaugural class of the Physician Assistant Program at Rochester Institute of Technology and has had a wide variety of clinical experiences in many settings including primary care, specialty care, emergency medicine, inpatient medicine, and outpatient medicine. She currently provides clinical care as part of the Rochester Regional Health Mobile Surgical Services team.
Melodie received a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in PA Education from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning at the University at Buffalo.
As a Physician Assistant Foundation Mental Health Outreach Fellow, Melodie is certified to teach Adult Mental Health First Aid plus the additional Higher Education, Fire & EMS, and Law Enforcement, Corrections, & Public Safety Modules.
In addition to her career as a PA, Melodie has been a member of the local Emergency Medical Services community for 30 years. She continues to practice as a Paramedic and she appreciates the opportunity to serve the Rochester, NY community as a first responder. She is passionate about community service, life-long learning, and mentorship/sponsorship. She lives in Honeoye, NY with her husband and two teenage sons.