Fellow, Division of Special Operations and Tactical Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (M.D., 2003)
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Emergency Medicine PGY 2-4 (2010)
Naval Undersea Medical Institute, Dive and Undersea Medicine (2004)
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth (Internship 2004)
Dr. Melia has served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy since March, 1991. As a physician, Dr Melia served as the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Battalion Surgeon deploying to Fallujah, Iraq in 2005 and again in 2006. He was later selected as the Deputy Division Surgeon for 2nd Marine Division prior to returning to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth in 2007. He graduated Emergency Medicine residency as Chief Resident in 2010. Dr Melia was then assigned as clinical instructor and faculty attending at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD.
In 2011, Dr. Melia deployed once again in support of 1st Marine Division to Afghanistan as the Officer-In-Charge of a Shock Trauma Platoon supporting Marine Corps Operations in the Sanquin Valley.
Dr. Melia joined the Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty as a Fellow of the Division of Special Operations and Tactical Medicine.
He is currently the Deputy Medical Director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (ATF)