Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD, FACMI, FACS, FACSRS

Genevieve Melton-Meaux

Colon and Rectal Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Genevieve Melton-Meaux is Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota and Core Faculty Member of the Institute of Health Informatics. 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 is also Senior Associate Dean for Health Informatics and Data Science in the Medical School, on the Executive Leadership Team of the University's Data Science Initiative, Program Director for the Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Director for the Center for Learning Health System Sciences, and Associate Director for the Clinical NLP-IE (Natural Language Processing-Information Extraction) Research Group. At M Health Fairview,  Genevieve serves as the Chief Health Informatics and AI Officer sponsoring its Care Map program promoting appropriate and personalized evidence-based care and leading health informatics and the system AI program. Her national Leadership includes serving as immediate Past President and elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and President of the American Medical Informatics Association.


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Clinical Informatics

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Top Doctors (2016-23)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine, Best Doctors (2014-23)
  • Clinical Research and Innovation Award, University of Minnesota Medical Center Annual Staff Awards (2016)
  • Physician of the Year, Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America (2013)
  • Young Investigator Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2013)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine, Best Doctors for Women (2011-4)
  • Cleveland Clinic Department of Colorectal Surgery, KIWI (“Keeping Intestines Well-Inspected”), Award for outstanding colonoscopy and clinical care (2008)
  • Core Values in Practice Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery (2006, 7)
  • Outstanding Resident Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery (2002)
  • Upjohn Surgical Sciences Clinical Research Award, 1st Place (2001)
  • William Stewart Halsted Surgical Award, Top medical student pursuing surgery (2002)


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 Analytics and Care Innovation Officer, Fairview Health Services

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)


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Research Summary/Interests

Funded Research

Research Interests

  • Learning Health System Sciences
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Surgery including Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Health IT Implementation and Optimization


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.