Michelle graduated from RCC/RCRMC Physician Assistant Program in 2010 as a class officer. She scored in the top 5th percentile on the Physician Assistant National Certification exam in 2010. She is nationally certified by the NCCPA and is an active member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants. Michelle practiced in Orthopedic spine surgery for eight years before joining our Neurosurgical practice in April 2018. Michelle specializes in a variety of Neurosurgical conditions and serves as a first assistant to Dr Mesiwala on most of his surgeries. Her medical interest include pre and post-operative neurosurgical care minimally invasive surgery, and artificial disc replacement.