Andrew T. Melson, MD

Assistant Professor

Residency Program Director

 

Clinical Focus

Education

  • Undergraduate: Saint Louis University, (summa cum laude)
  • MD: Saint Louis University, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gold Humanism Honor Society)
  • Residency: Dean McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fellowship: Dean McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Bio

Dr. Melson serves as the Residency Program Director for the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology in Oklahoma City.  

Dr. Melson is a native of the Cincinnati, Ohio area, earned his undergraduate (summa cum laude) and medical (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gold Humanism Honor Society) degrees from Saint Louis University, and completed his internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then served as a resident in ophthalmology at Dean McGee Eye Institute/OU and was chief resident during the 2017-2018 academic year. He completed his neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in 2019 and joined the institute as faculty thereafter. 

Dr. Melson has a dual practice of both neuro-ophthalmology and comprehensive ophthalmology. He surgically manages adult strabismus, optic nerve sheath fenestrations, and cataracts (including premium IOL services). He is well published in these areas, holds national leadership positions in subspecialty organizations and teaches at cataract courses for residents nationwide.

Dr. Melson has received numerous honors and awards for his care and teaching. These include the Dr. and Mrs. T.E. Acers Resident Honor Award at DMEI in 2018, the Annie Moreau Fellowship Teaching Award in 2019, the Dewayne Andrews, MD Excellence in Teaching Award in 2021 and the Edward and Thelma Gaylord Faculty Honor Award in 2021. 

Dr. Melson’s wife Danielle is a physical therapist with INTEGRIS Health and they have two children. 

Andrew T. Melson

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