Genevieve B. Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Surgery

Genevieve B. Melton-Meaux

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-7992

Fax 612-625-4406

Office Address:
Office Address:
Colon and Rectal Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 450
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Alexandra Broek

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Additional Locations

Colon & Rectal Clinic:


Endoscopy Scheduling:


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Professor, Department of Surgery

Faculty Fellow, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics (IHI)

Associate Director of NLP/IE Group, Institute for Health Informatics (IHI)

Chief Analytics and Care Innovation Officer, Fairview Health Services

Director, Center for Learning Health System Sciences

M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Residency, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (General Surgery)

Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Colorectal Surgery); Fellowship, Columbia University (Biomedical Informatics)

PhD, University of Minnesota (Health Informatics)

MA, Columbia University (Biomedical Informatics)

BA, Washington University (Mathematics); BS, Washington University (Electrical Engineering); BS, Washington University (Computer Science)


Genevieve Melton-Meaux is a Professor of Surgery, Director for the Center for Learning Health System Sciences, and Core Faculty in the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota (U of M). She is a practicing colorectal surgeon with interests in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, minimally invasive techniques, and individualized treatment plans for complex patients. She serves as the Chief Analytics and Care Innovation Officer for M Health Fairview where she leads its Clinical Variation Reduction program promoting appropriate evidence-based care, enterprise data analytics, and informatics including Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Health IT optimization and innovation. Her research interests include clinical colorectal surgery, improving note usage in EHRs, evaluating technology solutions in practice, clinical natural language processing (NLP), and improving surgical care with informatics. She serves as the UMN Associate Director for the Clinical NLP-IE Research Group and nationally as President of the American College of Medical Informatics and as a Board Member for the American Medical Informatics Association.


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Resident Award, Johns Hopkins University (2002)
  • Core Values in Practice Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery (2007)
  • KIWI (Keeping Intestines Well-Inspected) Award, Cleveland Clinic Department of Colorectal Surgery (2008)
  • Manuscript Winner, American Medical Informatics Association Distinguished Paper Award (2011)
  • Young Investigator Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2013)
  • Physician of the Year, Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America (2013)
  • "Best Doctors for Women," Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2011-2014)
  • Clinical Research and Innovation Award, University of Minnesota Medical Center Annual Staff Awards (2016)
  • "Best Doctors," Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2014-2018)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2016-2018)


Research Summary/Interests



Board Certifications

Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Clinical Informatics

Clinical Interests

Colorectal disorders; Colorectal cancer; Anorectal diseases; Diverticular disease; Inflammatory bowel disease; Laparoscopic surgery; Colonoscopy

Clinical Experience Statement

I aspire to deliver compassionate and tailored treatment of colorectal conditions to each patient. My expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques highlights my dedication to providing effective, state-of-the-art surgical care.