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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.



1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2050 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

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

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

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

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

PubMed Articles
Janek KC Bennett KM Imbus JR Danobeitia JS Philip JL Melnick DM Patterns of opioid use in dialysis access procedures. J Vasc Surg . 2020 Sep;72(3):1018-1024
[PubMed ID: 32115321]
Torres A Rank D Melnick D Rekeda L Chen X Riccobene T Critchley IA Lakkis HD Taylor D Talley AK Randomized Trial of Ceftazidime-Avibactam vs Meropenem for Treatment of Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia (REPROVE): Analyses per US FDA-Specified End Points. Open Forum Infect Dis . 2019 Apr;6(4):ofz149
[PubMed ID: 31041348]
Das S Li J Riccobene T Carrothers TJ Newell P Melnick D Critchley IA Stone GG Nichols WW Dose Selection and Validation for Ceftazidime-Avibactam in Adults with Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections, Complicated Urinary Tract Infections, and Nosocomial Pneumonia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother . 2019 Apr;63(4)
[PubMed ID: 30670413]
Das S Li J Iaconis J Zhou D Stone GG Yan JL Melnick D Ceftaroline fosamil doses and breakpoints for Staphylococcus aureus in complicated skin and soft tissue infections. J Antimicrob Chemother . 2019 Feb 1;74(2):425-431
[PubMed ID: 30380060]
Rappo U Puttagunta S Shevchenko V Shevchenko A Jandourek A Gonzalez PL Suen A Mas Casullo V Melnick D Miceli R Kovacevic M De Bock G Dunne MW Dalbavancin for the Treatment of Osteomyelitis in Adult Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Efficacy and Safety. Open Forum Infect Dis . 2019 Jan;6(1):ofy331
[PubMed ID: 30648126]
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]