GENERAL SURGERY

John Mellinger, MD Division of General Surgery ChairJohn D. Mellinger, MD
J. Roland Folse MD Endowed Chair
Professor and Chair, SIU General Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
General Surgery Residency Program Director

 

 

 

Clinical Interests:

John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS, serves as the J. Roland Folse, MD Endowed Chair in Surgery, Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, Professor and Chair of General Surgery, and General Surgery Residency Program Director at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. Dr. Mellinger received his MD from Case Western Reserve University. He completed residency training in general surgery at the Blodgett/St. Mary’s Hospitals in Grand Rapids, MI, followed by a fellowship in surgical endoscopy at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. He has also completed a Surgical Education Research Fellowship through the Association for Surgical Education (ASE). He served on active duty in the United States Air Force, and prior to coming to SIU has had academic appointments at Wright State University, Michigan State University, and the Medical College of Georgia. His academic interests include surgical education, surgical endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery, and international surgery. He is a past president of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS), serves on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). He also serves as a Director on the American Board of Surgery (ABS), and chairs the General Surgery Residency Committee for the ABS. He has previously served as Academic Dean for the Commission on Medical and Dental Education of the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA), and as co-chair of the SAGES Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) committee, which has developed the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery program mandated for all general surgery residents nationwide. He also serves as co-editor-in-chief of the American College of Surgeons Surgical Education Resource Page. Dr. Mellinger has received over 30 teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teacher Award of the ASE, and the Educator of the Year Award of the CMDA. He has presented over 200 national, international, or visiting professor presentations, and authored or co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed primary scientific or review articles, as well as 26 book chapters.

Publications

Ethical considerations regarding the implementation of new technologies and techniques in surgery
Strong VE, Forde KA, MacFadyen BV, Mellinger JD, Crookes PF, Sillin LF, Shadduck PP. “Ethical considerations regarding the implementation of new technologies and techniques in surgery.” Surg Endosc. 2014 Aug;28(8):2272-2276.

The Core of Competence: It’s a Matter of the Heart
Mellinger JD
. “The Core of Competence: It’s a Matter of the Heart.” J Surg Educ. 2014 NovDec;71(6):e3-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2014.05.015. Epub 2014 Jun 30.

Professionalism of Surgery
Rawlings A, Shadduck P, Sillin L, Crookes P, MacFadyen B, MacDonald M, Forde K, Mellinger J. “Professionalism of Surgery.” Surg Endosc. 2015 Aug;29(8):2072-6. Epub 2015 Jul 3.

Do surgeons and gastroenterologists describe ERCP differently? A qualitative study.
Boehler M, Roberts N, Sanfey H, Mellinger JD. “Do surgeons and gastroenterologists describe ERCP differently? A qualitative study.” J Surg Educ. 2016 Jan-Feb;73(1):66-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2015.07.015. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty-Hour Flexibility in Surgical Training.
Bilimoria KY, Chung JW, Hedges, LV, Dahlke AR, Love R, Cohen ME, Hoyt DB, Yang AD, Tarpley JL, Mellinger JD, Mahvi DM, Kelz RR, Ko CY, Odell DD, Stulberg JJ, Lewis FR. “National Cluster- Randomized Trial of Duty-Hour Flexibility in Surgical Training.” N Eng J Med. 2016 Feb 25;374(8):713-27. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1515724. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

A problem oriented approach to resident performance ratings
Williams RG, Mellinger JD, Dunnington GL. “A problem oriented approach to resident performance ratings.” Surgery. 2016 Oct;160(4):936-45. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.04.040. Epub 2016 Jul 25.

Professionalism in the Twilight Zone: A Multicenter, Mixed-Methods Study of Shift Transition Dynamics in Surgical Residencies
Coverdill JE, Alseidi A, Borgstrom DC, Dent DL, Dumire RD, Fryer J, Hartranft TH, Holsten SB, Nelson MT, Shabahang M, Sherman S, Termuhlen PM, Woods RJ, Mellinger JD. “Professionalism in the Twilight Zone: A Multicenter, Mixed-Methods Study of Shift Transition Dynamics in Surgical Residencies.” Acad Med. 2016 Nov;91(11 Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Research in Medical Education Sessions):S31-S36.

Volume, Specialty Background, Practice Pattern, and Outcomes in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram: An Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample.
Cooper J, Desai S, Scaife S, Gonczy C, Mellinger JD. “Volume, Specialty Background, Practice Pattern, and Outcomes in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram: An Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample.” Surg Endosc. 2016 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Teaching and Assessing Operative Skills: From Theory to Practice.
Mellinger JD, Williams R, Sanfey H, Freyer J, George B, Bohnen JD, Schuller M, Sandhu G, Minter R, Gardner A, Scott DJ, DaRosa D. “Teaching and Assessing Operative Skills: From Theory to Practice.” Curr Probl Surg. 2016 (In Press)

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