Genevieve B. Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Genevieve B. Melton-Meaux

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-7992

Fax 612-625-4406

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

Mailing Address:
MMC 450
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Alexandra Broek

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

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

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

Chief Health Information Officer, Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Physicians

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 Associate Professor of Surgery and Core Faculty in the Institute for Health Informatics at University of Minnesota (UMN). 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 Health Information Officer (CHIO) for Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Physicians where she leads efforts to strategically optimize the institution’s enterprise EHR and other HIT for patient care, data reporting and analytics, and quality. Her research interests include clinical colorectal surgery, improving note usage in EHRs, evaluating standards in practice, clinical natural language processing (NLP), and improving surgical care with informatics. She co-leads the UMN Clinical NLP-IE Research Group and serves nationally on the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Board Examination Committee of the American Board of Preventative Medicine, the HITR study section for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Informatics Committee of the American College of Surgeons, Program Committee for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and the Clinical Informatics Specialty Maintenance of Certification Committee for the American Medical Informatics Association.


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

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Top Doctors, 2016
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine, Best Doctors, 2014-6
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors for Women, 2011-14
  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, 2015
  • Clinical Research and Innovation Award, University of Minnesota Medical Center Annual Staff Awards, 2016
  • Advising and Mentoring Award, University of Minnesota Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, 2015
  • Young Investigator of the Year, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2013
  • Physician of the Year, Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, 2013
  • Manuscript of PhD Students selected as finalists in the MEDINFO Student Paper Competition (Wang, Zhang - 2013) (Arsoniadis - 2015)
  • Manuscript of PhD Students selected as finalists in the AMIA Student Paper Competition (Zhang - 2011; Farri, Moon – 2012; Aldekhyyel - 2016)


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.