John 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
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, including ERCP
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr. John Mellinger is the chair of General Surgery and program director of General Surgery Residency Program at SIU School of Medicine. Prior to joining SIU, he was on faculty at the Medical College of Georgia and and Michigan State University. Dr. Mellinger served four years in the U.S. Air Force. His medical training included serving a fellowship in surgical endoscopy at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He completed his general surgery residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Mellinger serves as a board member for the American Board of Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is immediate past president of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery.
He is a member of numerous other surgical organizations. He has presented over one hundred national or international presentations and co-authored more than 80 scientific scientific articles and more than 20 book chapters.