Melissa Stiles received her MD degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City and completed her residency at the Madison Family Practice Residency Program in 1991. She joined the Department in August 1992 as the center director of the Belleville Family Medical Center and served as center director until July 1996. She completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UCLA in 2001 and has a CAQ in Geriatric Medicine. She is a former medical director for Hospice of Madison and is also board certified in Palliative Medicine. Dr. Stiles was the Associate Director of the Madison Campus Residency Program from June 2002 to June 2006. She is active in all four years of pre-doctoral education. She was the inaugural director for the UW SMPH Longitudinal Teacher-Coach (LTC) Program and currently is an LTC. She is a steering committee member for the Wisconsin Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Linda and Gene Farley Wisconsin Chapter of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program. She has volunteered for UW MEDIC free clinics since 1992. She was honored to receive the Marc Hansen Lectureship Award in 1997, the Baldwin E Lloyd, MD Clinical Teacher Award in 2003 and the WAFP Educator of the Year award in 2018. She assumed a leadership role in faculty development for the department in 2014. Special interests include violence prevention, geriatrics, palliative care, health care reform and using emerging technologies in medical education.