David E. Melon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. David Melon current serves as the President and CEO of Carolina ENT/HNSC. Under his current leadership as Chairman of the Board of Viewmont Surgery Center, a position he has held since 2015, a strategic partnership with both Frye Regional Medical Center and Catawba Valley Medical Center as co-joint venture partners was developed, extending the commitment to providing cost-effective ambulatory surgery options to the patients in the Unifour region.

He served as the Co-Director of Audiologic and Hearing Aid Services within the Carolina ENT and was integral in establishing Carolina ENT/HNSC as a Neonatal Hearing Loss Testing Center.

Board certified by Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, he received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia and attended medical school at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He completed his Ear, Nose and Throat residency training at the Department of Otolaryngology within the Ohio State Medical Center. He is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the American Thyroid Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the Vice-President for the Catawba Valley Medical Society.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Member American Thyroid Association.

Publications & Presentations

Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy. Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A. J Biomed Opt 2003 Jul

Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat. Okonkwo, D.O., Melon, D.E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L.K., Rubin, D.G., Stone, J.R., Helm, G. A. Neuroreport 2003 Mar 3

Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation. Okonkwo, D.O., Wagner, J., Melon, D.E., Alden, T., Stone, J.R., Helm, G.A., Jane, J. A. Neurosci Lett 2003 Dec 4