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Melissa Najjar

Brandeis Fellow

Melissa Najjar joined the American Balint Society’s Council in January 2021 as a Brandeis University/Heller School MBA Board Fellow.

Melissa is an attorney, earning her juris doctorate magna cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 2020, with a concentration in health and biomedical law. Prior to law school, Melissa graduated from Wellesley College, where she received her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. She is currently the Philip and Lenora Goltz Memorial Endowed Fellow in the Heller MBA program with a concentration in healthcare management. 

Melissa has been involved with research under two NIH grants at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and has just published a Note in the Suffolk University Law Review: Health Care Provider Liability Under the False Claims Act: When Medical Opinions, Judgments, and Conclusions are "False."

Melissa is passionate about health care access and the affordable delivery of services to underserved populations, including immigrant communities, the elderly, and low-income populations. She brings her legal, business, and patient care perspectives to the Board, combined with her family's immigrant roots, which inform her understanding of the challenges outside the examination room that confront physicians in the delivery of healthcare. Melissa hopes to become a public policy advocate and change leader in the delivery of health care through innovation and effective management of health care services. 

 "Restoring the Core of Clinical Practice: What is a Balint group and how does it help?" by Laurel Milberg, PhD and Katherine Knowlton, PhD. Available in paperback or ebook Order Now

The American Balint Society
, is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the therapeutic relationships between healing professionals and their clients/patients. The American Balint  Society is a member society of the International Balint Federation