Dr. Melyssa Hancock
Dr. Melyssa Hancock is originally from Old Lyme, CT, where through example and upbringing, she developed a passion for serving others and a commitment to education. Her mother is a 4th grader teacher with a master’s degree in special education and her father is a pharmacist and a small business leader. From an early age, her parents instilled in her the importance of having compassion and respect for people who need to be helped, heard, or healed, or all three. Dr. Hancock’s decision to become a physician was inspired by those values and priorities that her parents passed on to her. She is grateful for the tremendous opportunity from the George Snow Scholarship Fund to put these values into action and help the community’s youth achieve their dreams through their pursuit of higher education.
Dr. Hancock is a Board-Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Nose and Sinus Institute of Boca Raton, where she joined Dr. Nathan Nachlas in 2018. She practices the full spectrum facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, with emphasis on rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, as well as facial rejuvenation procedures and skin cancer reconstruction. She is also an active staff member at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and the Boca Raton Outpatient Laser and Surgery Center.
With an established track record of academic achievement and dedication to research, Dr. Hancock remains focused on continuing to contribute to the research literature and the education of new young doctors in the years ahead. She is a clinical instructor at the Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine and is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Palm Beach County Medical Society, and Florida Network of Otolaryngologists. She currently serves as the President-Elect on the Executive Board of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
When not treating patients (or dancing!), Dr. Hancock enjoys any activity on or under the water especially scuba diving, reading, and spending time with family and friends.