Joseph W Melendez-Davidson, MD

Melendez Davidson Joseph W
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Primary Office
4651 Sheridan Street
Ste 350
Hollywood, FL 33021

Meet the Physician

Joseph W. Melendez-Davidson, MD, a general and bariatric surgeon, earned his medical degree in 2009 from the Ponce School of Medicine, in Puerto Rico. He then completed his general surgery residency with his first year at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, his second year at the University of Florida Medical Center in Gainesville, and his final three years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as chief resident. Following his one-year fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Melendez-Davidson joined Memorial Healthcare System in 2015, in the Division of General Surgery and Memorial Physician Group.

Dr. Melendez-Davidson offers a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss, and he is an integral part of Memorial’s exceptional team of surgeons, who help and support patients as they move in a long-term, strategic fashion toward healthier lives.  

  • Neurostimulator implant surgery to treat gastroparesis
  • Spanish


 Honors and Awards

  • United States Air Force Academy Commendation
  • Outstanding Unit Award - US Air Force
  • Air Force Training Ribbon
  • Golden Key International Honour Society

 Professional organizations

  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons  (SAGES)
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

Research and Presentations

  • Fistula Post Gastrectomia en Manga, Teleconferencia Latinoamericana de Cirujia (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery: Jejunojejunostomy Elongation, Surgical Video Submission to SAGES (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Antireflux Rivision Surgery with Toupet Fundoplication, Surgical Video Submission to SAGES (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Emotional Reactivity in Children with ADHD (Colorado State University Department of Clinical Psychology)


  • Ponce School Of Medicine, 2009
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Center, 2010, Surgery
  • Shands Hospital At The University Of Florida, 2011, Surgery
  • Univ Of Alabama At Birmingham Schl Of Medicine, 2014, Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2015, Bariatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery

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