Dr. Melissa Aquilo joined Patient First as a staff physician in 2009, and in 2016 she began serving as the Medical Director of the Mechanicsville center, overseeing all aspects of medical operations. She is an alumna of the University of Virginia where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1992. She graduated with a medical doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia in 1999. She completed an internship and a residency through the University of Illinois in 2002. Dr. Aquilo is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.