Dr. Melancon received his medical degree from Tulane Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at Tulane Medical Center. He then completed a transplant surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
Prior to moving to Washington D.C. Dr. Melancon was the director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He most recently was the director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and Children's National Medical Center.
Dr. Melancon has garnered national and international recognition for setting the world’s record for simultaneously transplanting the greatest number of kidneys via Paired Kidney Exchanges. Dr. Melancon has published extensively in the area of organ transplantation and increasing transplant access to minority patients.
Dr. Melancon is a board-certified general surgeon and his clinical interests are transplant surgery, laproscopic surgery and vascular access surgery. His research interests are in the area of improving outcomes of transplanted organs via decreasing ischemia/reperfusion injury