Dr. Melissa Acevedo was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where she attended Florida International University for her undergraduate studies. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Biology, she moved to New York to pursue her medical education. She attended New York University for both her medical degree and her residency training. During residency, Dr. Melissa Acevedo was involved in research related to bariatric surgery and menstrual dysfunction. She was also Chief Resident during her final year of residency and was closely involved in education.