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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Melnick is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the UW Health Breast Center. His clinical specialties include the broad range of elective and emergent general surgical conditions, as well as gastrointestinal surgery, hernia surgery including complex hernias, laparoscopic surgery and hemodialysis access.


Surgery (General)

UW Health Clinics

1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2933 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

Stoughton Hospital (Stoughton)
(608) 873-2266 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

UnityPoint Health - Meriter (primary)
Stoughton Hospital, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

Critical Care, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999-2000

Residency University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Internship Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1996

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Melnick has performed research involving injury prevention and epidemiology, and hemodialysis access surgery

PubMed Articles
Prober CG Kolars JC First LR Melnick DE . In Reply to Mehta et al and to London et al. Acad Med. 2016 May;91(5):610
[PubMed ID: 27115656]
Prober CG Kolars JC First LR Melnick DE . A Plea to Reassess the Role of United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 Scores in Residency Selection. Acad Med. 2016 Jan;91(1):12-5
[PubMed ID: 26244259]
Boujelbane L Fu N Chapla K Melnick D Redfield RR Waheed S Yevzlin AS Shin JI Astor BC Chan MR . Percutaneous versus surgical insertion of PD catheters in dialysis patients: a meta-analysis. J Vasc Access. 2015 Nov-Dec;16(6):498-505
[PubMed ID: 26165817]
Yevzlin AS Melnick DM . How is arteriovenous fistula longevity best prolonged?: The role of endovascular stents. Semin Dial. 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):29-32
[PubMed ID: 25230719]
Melnick DM Wahl WL Dalton VK . Management of general surgical problems in the pregnant patient. Am J Surg. 2004 Feb;187(2):170-80
[PubMed ID: 14769301]
Melnick DM Maio RF Blow FC Hill EM Wang SC Pomerantz R Kane ML Graham-Bermann S Weber J Farber MS . Prevalence of domestic violence and associated factors among women on a trauma service. J Trauma. 2002 Jul;53(1):33-7
[PubMed ID: 12131386]
Melnick DM Maio RF Blow FC Hill EM . Does acute alcohol ingestion and/or chronic alcohol use among motor vehicle crash victims lead to a more complicated hospital course? Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2000;44:429-43
[PubMed ID: 11558099]
Shu F Lee V Riley R Pomeranz M Su W Melnick D Homoud M Foote C Estes NA 3rd Wang PJ . Combined radiofrequency ablation-cooling catheter for reversible cryothermal mapping and ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 1997 Sep;1(2):139-44
[PubMed ID: 9869963]