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Melinda Thacker, MD

Dr. Thacker is originally from Wisconsin. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Biology and Spanish in 2002, then attended the Medical College of Wisconsin and graduated with honors in 2007. She completed residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2012 at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She then obtained advanced endoscopic sinus surgical training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton. She pursued additional education in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University. She is double board certified in both Otolaryngology and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Thacker incorporates evidence-based lifestyle intervention with traditional evidence-based conventional approaches to treat patients. She primarily practices rhinology (nose and sinus disorders) with interests in chronic sinusitis, laryngopharyngeal reflux, sinus surgery, nasal airway surgery, office-based procedures, and therapeutic lifestyle intervention.
  • Less conflict with yourself and in your relationships
  • Increased confidence in yourself and your abilities
  • Empowerment in knowing you can handle any circumstance life throws at you


Hospital Affiliations

St. Vincent’s Hospital
August 2015 – Present

UMass Memorial Medical Center
November 2015 – Present


Academic Appointments

University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology
July 2013 – July 2015



Steward Health Care, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center – Boston
Rhinology Fellowship
Graduated 2013

Baylor College of Medicine – Houston
Resident, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Graduated 2012

Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Doctor of Medicine
Graduated May 2007

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Dual Degree: Biology and Spanish
Graduated with Honors December 2002


Honors and Awards

Baylor College of Medicine Recognition of Outstanding Contributions
June 2013

J. Charles Dickenson Award for Outstanding Clinical Research
June 2012

Houston Society of Otolaryngology Research Award, First Place
May 2012

Medical School
Aplpha Omega Alpha membership
September 2006

Thomas W Grossman Award in Otolaryngology
May 2007

Rick Wartgow Memorial Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Medical Profession
May 2007

48 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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