Current Residents

General Surgery Academic Year 2016/2017

Melissa B. Linskey, M.D.

Melissa B. Linskey, M.D.

Class Year: Academic Development Year 2

Biographical Information:

Hometown: Pittston, PA

Interests:  Dance, beer and wine tasting, watching television, spending time with my fiancé, my German Shepard Zeus and 3 cats

Memberships/Societies: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, AAS

Awards/Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha, Graduate Medical Education Innovation Grant, Association of Faculty and Friends Grant

How you spent career development time: Getting Master’s in Homeland Security-Public Health Preparedness, clinical research

Career development time mentor(s): Drs. Soybel, Armen, Allen



Undergraduate: The University of Scranton

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine 


Clinical Interests:

Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care 

Research Interests:

Post-operative hyperglycemia, VTE prophylaxis in trauma patients with pulmonary contusions, novel hemostatic agents, Recovery after trauma, Mass Casualty Incident Preparedness



  1. Linskey, MB, Brunke-Reese, D, Raman, J, Kelleher, SL, Soybel, DI, Kaag, M. “Post-operative hyperglycemia is a frequent occurrence following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.” Penn State Hershey Medical Center Resident Research Day, 2016.
  2. Linskey, M, Yang, X, Catchmark, J, Armen, SB. “Optimization of Polysaccharide-Polyelectrolyte Hemostatic Foam Using Fresh Human Cadaver Model: A Feasibility Study.” American Professional Wound Care Association Meeting, 2016.

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