Dr. Daniel Meldrum, MD

Dr. Daniel Meldrum, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Daniel Meldrum, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Read his story

MHPP Cardiothoracic Surgery

100 Michigan St NE Ste 8830

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Pericardial Disease
more than 84% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 78% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Meldrum's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Meldrum "Most importantly Dr Meldrum cares about you as a person and promises to give you the best possible care and treatment as one of his patients. About his credentials: Daniel R. Meldrum, MD, FACS, FAHA is an American Cardiothoracic Surgeon who has performed over 2000 heart surgeries. He trained at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, regularly ranked as one of the top 5 hospitals in the country. Dr. Meldrum maintains active Board Certifications by both the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery Dr Meldrum is the senior associate editor in chief of the medical journal "Shock Dr. Meldrum served 18 years in the US Army Reserves and was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Colonel Daniel R. Meldrum MD served as the President of the Society of University Surgeons from 2011-2012 and delivered its Presidential Address in Las Vegas, NV in February, 2012. Dr. Meldrum has held the rank of Professor of Surgery at three different US medical schools, Indiana University, University of Florida and Michigan State University. Dr. Meldrum served as the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Florida Daniel R. Meldrum MD served as a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism study section Dr. Meldrum served as a member of the National Institutes of Health Right Heart Working Group. Daniel Meldrum is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, the American Surgical Association, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Surgeons. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Meldrum "Our group has been serving the needs of Michigan patients for more than 55 years. With more than 150 years of combined experience, employ the latest and most comprehensive surgical approaches for the treatment of a variety of cardiothoracic conditions. Our skilled surgical team is dedicated to providing unparalleled, personalized care and to improving the quality of life for our patients.

We want you to be completely comfortable with your health care decisions. "



  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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Background Check

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  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Michigan State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Meldrum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Meldrum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Meldrum to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Meldrum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (3)
in Palm City, FL |
On August 17, 2012 I was wheeled into the operating room at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. The previous day I was placed in an ambulance in Stuart, Florida in order to be transported 4 hours (250 miles) to Shands. At 49 years old I had an aortic root aneurysm, a pulmonary embolism, and was in need of a Bentall procedure. After countless hours searching for a surgeon with Bentall procedure experience, I located Dr. Meldrum at Shands. He's incredible, and gave me more life with my family
in Saginaw, mi |
I was so scared to have heart surgery but I am glad I did. Not as bad as I thought it would be and what a life changer in a good way. It was over before I knew it and recovering at home and I can breathe now. Thought it was my lungs but it was my heart.
in Plymouth, MI |
Dr Meldrum saved my Father's life. He was compassionate and caring. He answered all questions that we had, and gave my father another chance at life. We can never thank him enough. We would highly recommend Dr. Meldrum to your family. In a very difficult time, he gave us hope, and it was a success! My Father is doing very well now, and again, we send our heartfelt thanks.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Meldrum accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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