Melissa Vallas, MD 

Medical Director, Southern CA and VP of Medical Operations and Quality

Dr. Vallas is a board certified General and Child & Adolescent psychiatrist. She has extensive clinical experience in the management of a wide variety of mental health disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and psychosis. She’s skilled at working with patients who have experienced trauma and supporting families with complex needs.     

Dr. Vallas holds a medical degree (with honors) from Meharry Medical College, in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent psychiatry at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University.  She’s a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and the Northern California Psychiatric Society.  

Dr. Vallas believes in the ideals of service and excellence. Before joining the team at Evolve, she served as the Deputy Medical Director for Alameda County Behavioral Health where she provided psychiatric care to youth and families. In addition to her clinical work, she led county-wide efforts to improve quality of care for children and youth in Alameda communities, and partnered with first responders to initiate an innovative program that provides timely treatment to individuals in psychiatric distress  

Outside of her clinical work, Dr. Vallas loves spending time with her children and enjoying nature. She values giving back to her community and serves as a member of a local community service organization where she volunteers to help the vulnerable and underprivileged.  

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Melissa Vallas, MD 

Medical Director, Southern CA and VP of Medical Operations and Quality