Dr. Mark Melendez, MD

Dr. Mark Melendez, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Mark Melendez, MD is a plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Shelton, CT and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and specializes in plastic & reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery of the hand, and more.Read his story

4 Corporate Dr Ste 288

Shelton, CT 06484

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Connecticare
  • Husky Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Wound Repair
more than 86% of peers
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
more than 62% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 44% of peers

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Dr. Melendez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Melendez "Dr. Melendez is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who performs a full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. He specializes in breast reconstruction surgery, including the DIEP flap procedure, for breast cancer patients. He is devoted to his patients and to providing the highest quality of truly personalized, holistic medical care. He provides all of his patients with his personal cell phone and he will also make house calls upon request. Dr. Melendez received his medical degree, with honors, from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. He completed seven years of general surgery training at Stony Brook University including two years of a research fellowship supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Melendez completed a two-year plastic surgery residency with the largest plastic surgery group practice in the United States – the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. Additionally, Dr. Melendez completed his Microvascular Fellowship at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he was trained by some of the most prominent plastic surgeons in the country. Prior to his medical training and education, Dr. Melendez also earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Binghamton University; a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Long Island University, and a Master's in Business Administration – where he was Valedictorian of his class – from the Harriman School of Business at Stony Brook University. Dr. Melendez has two offices, located in Shelton and Fairfield, Connecticut. He and his staff are dedicated to ensuring that all of their patients feel safe and cared for, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere at all of their offices, and at seven area hospitals. He has staff privileges at Greenwich Hospital, Griffin Hospital, Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, St. Raphael's Hospital, St. Vincent's Medical Center, and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Melendez is also an Assistant Professor at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, at Quinnipiac University, in North Haven, Connecticut and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Robert Larner M.D. School of Medicine, University of Vermont. Dr. Melendez resides in Wilton, Connecticut along with his wife, Dr. Renee Baranin-Melendez, an attending emergency room physician at Greenwich Hospital, and their young sons, Mark and Matthew."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Melendez "I am devoted to my patients and to providing the highest quality of truly personalized medical care."

8  Specialties

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Melendez does not have any board certifications listed.

30  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds Due to Surgery
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Facial Laceration
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hidradenitis
  • Laceration
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Wounds
  • Wrinkles

42  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

1 Sanction
  • Substandard Care (1/16/2018)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Connecticut
1 Board Action
  • Substandard Care (1/19/2018)
    Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Connecticut


  • Binghamton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Stony Brook U Hosp & Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Nassau Hlthcare Corp-Nassau Co U Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Johns Hopkins Hosp-Johns Hopkins U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • Long Island University / Brooklyn Campus
    Other Education | Completed 1994
  • Stony Brook U
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Melendez has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Melendez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Melendez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melendez to family and friends
13 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Melendez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

I am beyond thankful to have found Dr. Melendez. After undergoing 9 reconstructive surgeries following a botched double mastectomy by a different surgeon I was left in severe pain and with necrosis in both breasts. I found Dr. Melendez and that appointment changed my life, he was compassionate,...more
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Dr. Melendez is hands down the best plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Fairfield County. I have experience with other plastic surgeons in the area, and have never been treated so well. His commitment to excellence is evident in his consultation, pre op, and the time he takes with each...more
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We greatly appreciate your comments. We strive to provide the best care and service for all our patients.

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Dr. Melendez is the epitome of the best qualities a physician should have. I had a difficult procedure that required two surgeries with a three month waiting period between each procedure, and Dr. Melendez was there for me through the entire six month period. He gave me excellent advice,...more
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Dr. Melendez was recommended to me by my breast surgeon for immediate reconstruction following my mastectomy. From the time of our initial consultation appointment, I knew Dr. Melendez was the right choice for me. He is a caring and compassionate professional who is highly skilled in his surgical...more
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I was referred to Dr. Melendez from my orthopedic surgeon with an open wound on my leg. I drove 40 minutes ,multiple times, to get to his closest office and it was worth every mile. Dr Melendez discussed every option for my healing process and truly listened to all my questions and concerns. He...more
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