Dr. Daniel Meldrum, MD

Dr. Daniel Meldrum, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Daniel Meldrum, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

100 Michigan St NE Ste 8830

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information

(616) 459-7258

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
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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. "

3  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

52  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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40  Procedures

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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
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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There are no words to describe this wonderful dr. He as well as Abby and Shelly his assistants saved my life. I have a friend who was just diagnosed to have heart valve replacement. she's scared and asked for a 2nd opinion. I referred her to Dr. Meldrum. she's waiting for her dr to send him a...Read More
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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...Read More
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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.
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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...Read More
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