Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD, FACMI

Health Data Science
Natural Language Processing/NLP
Genevieve Melton-Meaux

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

Genevieve Melton-Meaux is a Professor of Surgery and Core Faculty of 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 Analytics and Care Innovation Officer (CACIO) for M Health Fairview where she leads Value Based Care and Population Health, Enterprise Data Analytics, and Informatics including Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Health IT optimization. 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 American College of Medical Informatics as President-elect, the American Medical Informatics Association Student Paper Competition Chair, the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Board Examination Committee of the American Board of Preventative Medicine, and Health Information Technology Committee of the American College of Surgeons.



  • 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)


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

  • Biomedical informatics
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colon and rectal cancer


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.