About Me

As a certified nurse practitioner, I specialize in the care and evaluation of the spine, spinal nerves and spinal cord. I provide a patient-centered approach to treatment for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy and spinal stenosis. After meeting with a patient and evaluating his or her unique condition, I work with each of them to develop an individualized, multidisciplinary care plan, by utilizing the many resources available here at Ohio State Spine Care. I am passionate about connecting with my patients during this process and seek to understand their health goals and perspective.

I chose to work at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because of its notable academic environment. I enjoy having the opportunity to learn and grow in my profession alongside like-minded, motivated individuals.

In my free time I enjoy reading, gardening, camping and spending time with my husband and children.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

University of California SanFrancisco, San Francisco, CA
9/12/2005 - 6/17/2007

Board Certification

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Family Nurse Practitioner

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

31 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 06, 2021

    very good

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021


  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2021

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

    excellent good

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

    I truly appreciate how well Melanie Yang, APRN-CNP understood my condition. She's an excellent listener and I also appreciate being involved with my plan of care! Thank you!

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2020

    She's great!! Good listener and explained in very good detail about what issues I have and the treatment I will get in future great job!!

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

    friendly. seemed to care about my concerns and made sure I knew what to expect and not to expect. very straightforward which I appreciated

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    They was the best!!