About Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH

Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH, is a board-certified cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Dr. Melnitchouk is assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Melnitchouk received his Medical Degree (MD) at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany and his Master's of Public Health (MPH) at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Melnitchouk completed his general surgery residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital 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 a co-director of the heart valve program at the MGH heart center. He specializes in coronary bypass and valve surgery with a focus on minimally invasive mitral valve repair. Dr. Melnitchouk is also involved with the lung transplant program at the Mass General transplant center.  

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Cardiac Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Fax: 617-726-5804

Medical Education

  • MPH, Harvard T. H. Chan 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 Switzerland
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Herzzentrum Leipzig

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - General, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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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.