Joseph Melendez-Davidson, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Accepting New Patients

Memorial Division of General Surgery

4651 Sheridan Street Suite 350
Hollywood, FL 33021



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Memorial Division of General Surgery

2301 N. University Drive Suite 103
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024



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About Me

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.

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. In addition to bariatric surgery, Dr. Melendez-Davidson performs general surgery procedures such as hernia repair.

Areas of Focus

  • Anti-reflux Surgery (GERD)
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery



Ponce School Of Medicine and Health Sciences, 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

Awards, Achievements, and More


  • 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)

Professional Organizations

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


  • United States Air Force Academy Commendation
  • Outstanding Unit Award - US Air Force
  • Air Force Training Ribbon
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Surgeon of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), 2022