Dr. Melinda New grew up in Canada and immigrated to the US to attend college and medical school in Philadelphia. After obtaining her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, she completed residency training in Cincinnati, remaining there to work in a private practice for 3 years. Following a move to Houston, TX her focus shifted to education, and she developed a love of teaching students and residents. Dr. New returned to Philadelphia and to the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 to become the Assistant Residency Director at Penn. In 2005, she was recruited to Vanderbilt and assumed the position of Residency Director, which she held until July 2017. Currently, Dr. New serves as the Vice Chair for Education for the department of OBGYN at Vanderbilt, where she helps to oversee all aspects of education for the department. Although trained as a generalist, she currently practices general Gynecology with a focus on vulvar and vaginal disorders and pre-invasive disease of the lower genital tract. Outside of work, her interests include outdoor activities and spending time with her 2 children.