Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH, is a cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Dr. Melnitchouk is instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.


Cardiac Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Acquired heart disease
  • Aortic surgery
  • Arterial coronary bypass grafting
  • Heart transplant
  • Lung transplant
  • Mitral Valve repair
  • Aortic valve repair
  • Cardiac (heart) surgery
Medical Education
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  • MD, University of Heidelberg Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Columbia University Medical Center|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, University Hospital Zurich
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center|Fellowship, Herzzentrum Leipzig
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - General
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH, is a cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in coronary bypass and valve surgery with a focus on minimally invasive mitral valve surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Melnitchouk is also involved with the Lung Transplant and ECMO programs at the Mass General Transplant Center.

Dr. Melnitchouk received his medical degree at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany and his Master's of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Melnitchouk completed his general surgery residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Mass General and a cardiothoracic surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He has also completed an additional fellowship training in the minimally invasive mitral valve repair at the Leipzig Heart Center, Germany.

Dr. Melnitchouk is the quality director for the Division of Cardiac Surgery. He leads initiatives in identifying ways to measure the division's quality of care while improving patient care and experience.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Melnitchouk's basic science research has focused on cardiovascular tissue engineering. His current research interests involve studying various outcome measures after surgical interventions, particularly decision analysis, survival analysis, and risk models in cardiac surgery.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Cardiac Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-2031617-724-0800
Fax: 617-724-8834

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