Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss

Meet Our Surgeons 

Ronald Clements, M.D., FACS
Professor of Surgery

Willie V. Melvin, III, M.D., FACS 
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Brandon Williams, M.D., FACS                                         Assistant Professor of Surgery

Willie V. Melvin, III, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Willie V. Melvin, III, MD, FACS headshotDr. Melvin is a member of the  American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  His clinical interests include bariatric surgery with robotic assistance, general surgery with complex abdominal wall reconstruction, gastric electric stimulation for gastroparesis and the use of minimally invasive endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical technique. 

Dr. Melvin has recently published material on liposarcoma of the spermatic cord masquerading as an incarcerated inguinal hernia. He was named a member of Outstanding Young Men of America while in medical school at Meharry Medical College, and his name appears in the 1999 International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs.

Dr. Melvin is certified with the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Melvin received his M.D. from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1989.

Post-Graduate Training:
Dr. Melvin completed his internship training in general surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, in 1990. He completed a residency in general surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in 1995 before entering General and Vascular private practice at the NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. He was Chief of Surgery there from 1996-98. After leaving NorthCrest in 2000, Dr. Melvin completed an additional residency in general surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center the following year, in 2001.

Other Responsibilities:
Dr. Melvin is a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He serves as staff surgeon at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Nashville campus, and is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Dr. Melvin has published articles in Urology Review Journal and American Surgeon. He has authored several papers for presentation on topics that include blunt abdominal trauma and management in pediatric cases, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the densely scarred abdomen. Review some of Dr. Melvin's abstracts on PubMed.

Dr. Melvin's CV is available in PDF format.

Willie V. Melvin, M.D.
Vanderbilt Medical Center
D-5220 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2543
Phone: (615) 343-8988; Fax: (615) 322-2218

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