Lana Melendres-Groves, MD, stands just 5 feet 1½ inches tall, and has seldom — if ever — been described as physically imposing. But she has never let her stature hold her back.
When she was growing up, her father, Art Melendres, a prominent Albuquerque attorney and longtime UNM Regent, counseled confidence. “The best things come in small packages,” he told her. “They will never see you coming, because they will always underestimate you.”
Melendres-Groves took his advice to heart and learned the value of tenacity.