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Melissa Contreras

Melissa Contreras, OD

BS, University of California, Irvine
MPH, University of California Los Angeles
Residency in Primary Care/Hospital Based/Geriatric Optometry, Sepulveda VA Medical Center


Melissa is an Assistant Professor at SCCO and Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She graduated from UCI in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in biology. Her OD degree was earned at SCCO in 2010. She completed her residency in Primary Eye Care and Geriatric Optometry at the Veterans Hospital, Sepulveda, CA. 

In 2015, Melissa passed her Medical Spanish Certification Exam and received National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers in addition to completing a masters degree in public health with an emphasis in community health from UCLA.