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Spencer J. Melby, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Languages

Spanish

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart & Vascular Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 8
Office Phone: (314) 362-7260
Fax: (314) 747-0917

Education

Education

Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2007
Bachelor of Science: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 1997
Medical Degree: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 2002
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2011
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, England 2010
Fellowship: Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2006

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Roll up your sleeves, roll up your retractor, and repair the mitral valve.
Melby SJ
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar 19; pii: S0022-5223(18)30816-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.037.

PMID:
    29625739
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The Cox-maze IV procedure in its second decade: still the gold standard?
Ruaengsri C, Schill MR, Khiabani AJ, Schuessler RB, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ Jr
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Apr 1; 53(suppl_1)i19-i25. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx326.

PMID:
    29590383
    [PubMed - in process]
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Having the patience to allow a resident to operate on your grandmother.
Melby SJ
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May; 155(5)2066. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.12.073.

PMID:
    29342425
    [PubMed - in process]
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Long-Term Survival Prediction for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Validation of the ASCERT Model Compared With The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Predicted Risk of Mortality.
Lancaster TS, Schill MR, Greenberg JW, Ruaengsri C, Schuessler RB, Lawton JS, Maniar HS, Pasque MK, Moon MR, Damiano RJ Jr., Melby SJ
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 May; 105(5)1336-1343. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.11.045.

PMID:
    29273200
    [PubMed - in process]
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The profound impact of combined severe acidosis and malperfusion on operative mortality in the surgical treatment of type A aortic dissection.
Lawton JS, Moon MR, Liu J, Koerner DJ, Kulshrestha K, Damiano RJ Jr., Maniar H, Itoh A, Balsara KR, Masood FM, Melby SJ, Pasque MK
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Mar; 155(3)897-904. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.11.002.

PMID:
    29249502
    [PubMed - in process]
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Increased Inflammation in Pericardial Fluid Persists 48 Hours After Cardiac Surgery.
Butts B, Goeddel LA, George DJ, Steele C, Davies JE, Wei CC, Varagic J, George JF, Ferrario CM, Melby SJ, Dell'Italia LJ
Circulation. 2017 Dec 5; 136(23)2284-2286. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.029589.

PMID:
    29203568
    [PubMed - in process]
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Performance of the Cox-maze IV procedure is associated with improved long-term survival in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery.
Musharbash FN, Schill MR, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Maniar HS, Moon MR, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ Jr
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jan; 155(1)159-170. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.09.095.

PMID:
    29056264
    [PubMed - in process]
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Evaluation of a Novel Cryoprobe for Atrial Ablation in a Chronic Ovine Model.
Schill MR, Melby SJ, Speltz M, Breitbach M, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep; 104(3)1069-1073. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.041.

PMID:
    28838486
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Cox-Maze IV procedure for atrial fibrillation is equally efficacious in patients with rheumatic and degenerative mitral valve disease.
Labin JE, Haque N, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Moon MR, Maniar HS, Melby SJ, Damiano RJ Jr
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep; 154(3)835-844. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.152.

PMID:
    28583297
    [PubMed - in process]
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Incomplete coronary revascularization: a cautionary tale.
Saint LL, Melby SJ
J Thorac Dis. 2017 Mar; 9(3)E264-E265. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2017.02.69.

PMID:
    28449515
    [PubMed]
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Postoperative atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery: a persistent complication.
Greenberg JW, Lancaster TS, Schuessler RB, Melby SJ
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Oct 1; 52(4)665-672. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx039.

PMID:
    28369234
    [PubMed - in process]
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Late results of the Cox-maze IV procedure in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.
Schill MR, Musharbash FN, Hansalia V, Greenberg JW, Melby SJ, Maniar HS, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, Moon MR, Damiano RJ Jr
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May; 153(5)1087-1094. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.12.034.

PMID:
    28187972
    [PubMed - in process]
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Large-field intravascular ultrasound for annular sizing and predicting paravalvular regurgitation during TAVR: comparisons with multidetector computed tomography and transoesophageal echocardiography.
Hakim D, Ghimire G, Alli OO, Singh S, Sasse MF, Booker OJ, Arora G, Leesar T, Jernigan L, Melby SJ, Davies JE, Leesar MA
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Dec 1; 18(12)1404-1413. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jew322.

PMID:
    28165129
    [PubMed - in process]
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Reply.
Melby SJ
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb; 103(2)687. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.08.103.

PMID:
    28109356
    [PubMed]
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Strategies to Improve the Efficacy of Epicardial Linear Ablation on the Beating Heart.
Watanabe Y, Schill MR, Kazui T, Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr
Innovations (Phila). 2016 Nov/Dec; 11(6)414-419.

PMID:
    27930603
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Learning Alternative Access Approaches for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Implications for New Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Centers.
Henn MC, Percival T, Zajarias A, Melby SJ, Lindman BR, Quader N, Damiano RJ Jr, Moon MR, Lasala JM, Rao RS, Bell J, Damiano MS, Maniar HS
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May; 103(5)1399-1405. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.08.068.

PMID:
    27765175
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Potassium and Magnesium Supplementation Do Not Protect Against Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Operation: A Time-Matched Analysis.
Lancaster TS, Schill MR, Greenberg JW, Moon MR, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr, Melby SJ
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102(4)1181-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.066.

PMID:
    27596917
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Complete Coronary Revascularization Improves Survival in Octogenarians.
Melby SJ, Saint LL, Balsara K, Itoh A, Lawton JS, Maniar H, Pasque MK, Damiano RJ Jr, Moon MR
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug; 102(2)505-11. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.065.

PMID:
    27101730
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on Surgical Volumes and Outcomes in a Tertiary Academic Cardiac Surgical Practice.
Davies JE Jr, McAlexander WW, Sasse MF, Leesar MA, Melby SJ, Singh SP, Jernigan LB, Booker OJ, Alli OO
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Apr; 222(4)645-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.12.054.

PMID:
    26905186
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Simple Porcine Model of Inducible Sustained Atrial Fibrillation.
Lee AM, Miller JR, Voeller RK, Zierer A, Lall SC, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr, Melby SJ
Innovations (Phila). 2016 Jan-Feb; 11(1)76-8. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000230.

PMID:
    26889882
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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