Spencer J. Melby


Spencer J. Melby, MD

Washington University

Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

I completed my undergraduate training at Brigham Young University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Honors in Zoology. I then went on to medical school at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine and graduated in 2002. From there I did my surgical training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis taking two years off from surgical training to do research in the laboratory of Drs. Ralph J. Damiano, Jr. and Marc R. Moon. After I completed four years of General Surgery clinical training, I did three years of training in the Early Specialization Program in Cardiothoracic Surgery. As part of that experience, I spent three months in the United Kingdom (principally in Southampton) as a traveling fellow. Since then I completed three years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Currently I am an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the Veterans Administration specializing in adult cardiac surgery, including minimally invasive valve and a small incision access for valve replacement. My research interests include ongoing efforts in the investigation of atrial fibrillation and the effects of postoperative fibrillation. Other clinical interests include valve, coronary bypass grafting, and aortic surgery in the adult population.

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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