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

Dr. David Melon is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

He received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia.

A native of New Jersey, he then went on to graduate from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This was followed by a five year residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

His specialty training in ENT encompasses today's most innovative and proven medical and surgical techniques. Dr. Melon's professional interests include all of general and pediatric otolaryngology. He is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the American Thyroid Association.

Dr. Melon is the Co-Director of Audiologic and Hearing Aid Services within the Carolina ENT clinic and has held several positions at both Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center.  He is the Secretary for the Catawba Valley Medical Society and is currently serving as the  Board Chairman at Viewmont Surgery Center.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

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

Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)


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