Medical Degree: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002
Post Doctoral Education
Fellowship: Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2006
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, England, 2010
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011
Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Ablation technology for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. ASAIO J. 2013 Sep-Oct;59(5):461-8.
Melby SJ, Pasque MK, Lawton JS, Maniar HS, Kouchoukos NT, Damiano RJ, Moon MR. Importance of Blood Pressure Control After Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: 25-year Follow-up in 252 Patients. Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2013 Jan;15(1):63-8.
George JF, Tallaj JA, Melby SJ, Kirklin JK, Pamboukian SV. Opportunities for Improvement in Heart Transplantation Outcomes for Young Adults Ages 18-35. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2012 Aug; 31(8): 903-904.
Melby SJ, Moon MR, Bailey M, Moazami N, Lawton JS, Lindman B, Damiano RJ. Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension on Outcomes Following Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Valve Stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun;141(6):1424-30.
Voeller RK, Melby SJ, Grizzell BE, Moazami N. Novel use of plasmapheresis in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia requiring urgent insertion of a left ventricular assist device under cardiopulmonary bypass. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Sep;140(3):e56-8.
Melby SJ, Larue SJ, Lasala JM, Pal N, Lakshminarasimhachar A, Trulock EP, Kreisel D, Pasque MK, Puri V, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS. Anatomic distortion of the right coronary artery as a complication of lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):2000-1.
Schuessler RB, Lee AM, Melby SJ, Voeller RK, Gaynor SL, Sakamoto S, Damiano RJ Jr. Animal studies of epicardial atrial ablation.Heart Rhythm. 2009 Dec;6(12 Suppl):S41-5.
Melby SJ, Gandhi S. Current treatment of aortopulmonary window. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2009 Oct;11(5):392-5.
Lee AM, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ Jr. The Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Surgical Clinics of North America. 2009 Aug;89(4):1001-20, x-xi.
Keune JD, Melby S, Kirby JP, Aft RL. Shared Management of a Rare Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection of the Breast. Breast J. 2009 May-Jun;15(3):321-3.
Zierer A, Melby SJ, Voeller RK, Moon MR. Interatrial shunt for chronic pulmonary hypertension: differential impact of low-flow vs. high-flow shunting. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2009 Mar;296(3):H639-44. Epub 2009 Jan 9.
Zierer A, Voeller RK, Melby SJ, Steendijk P, Moon MR. Impact of calcium-channel blockers on right heart function in a controlled model of chronic pulmonary hypertension. European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2009 Mar;26(3):253-9.
Sakamoto S, Voeller RK, Melby SJ, Lall SC, Chang NL, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr. Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: the efficacy of a novel bipolar pen device in the cardioplegically arrested and beating heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Nov;136(5):1295-301.
Melby SJ, Lee AM, Zierer A, Kaiser SP, Livhits MJ, Boineau JP, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ. Atrial fibrillation propagates through gaps in ablation lines: Implications for ablative treatment of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Sep;5(9):1296-301. Epub 2008 Jun 10.
Melby SJ, Bailey MS, Burnside BA, Guthrie TJ, Burmeister TL, Cox JL, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr: Normal Quality of Life After the Cox-Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation. Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery. 2008, May 1:3(3):142-146.
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