Mark M. Melendez, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Melendez is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who performs a full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures for the face, hand, breast, and body, along with facial rejuvenation (including dermal fillers).  He specializes in microvascular breast reconstruction surgery, including the DIEP flap procedure, for breast cancer patients.

He is devoted to his patients and to providing the highest quality of truly personalized, holistic medical care. He provides all of his patients with his personal cell phone and he will also make house calls.

Dr. Melendez received his medical degree, with honors, from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. He completed seven years of general surgery training at Stony Brook University including two years of a research fellowship supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Melendez completed a two-year plastic surgery residency with the largest plastic surgery group practice in the United States – the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. Additionally, Dr. Melendez completed his Microvascular Fellowship at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he was trained by some of the most prominent microsurgeons in the country. He also trained in peripheral nerve surgery under Dr. A. Lee Dellon, who is recognized as one of the world’s premier peripheral nerve surgeons.

Prior to his medical training and education, Dr. Melendez also earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Binghamton University; a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Long Island University, and a Master’s in Business Administration – where he was Valedictorian of his class – from the Harriman School of Business at Stony Brook University.

Dr. Melendez has two offices, located in Shelton and Fairfield, Connecticut. He and his staff are dedicated to ensuring that all of their patients feel safe and cared for, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere at all of their offices, and at seven area hospitals. He has staff privileges at Greenwich Hospital, Griffin Hospital, Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, St. Raphael’s Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Additionally, Dr. Melendez established an annual research grant for the Department of Surgery, at Stony Brook University Medical Center, in memory of his grandmother, Esther Rentas. This grant is to support residents in pursuing basic and clinical surgical research.

Dr. Melendez regularly volunteers his surgical services to a wide range of patients, in Connecticut, and he also volunteers on medical missions to Vietnam and Ecuador. Dr.Melendez is also an Assistant Professor at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, at Quinnipiac University, in North Haven, Connectiut.

Dr. Melendez is a member of the American Society for Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Melendez resides in Wilton along with his wife, Dr. Renee Baranin-Melendez, an attending emergency room physician at Greenwich Hospital, and their young sons, Mark and Matthew.


Dr. Mark Melendez is a candidate member of the following professional organization: