Dr. Melder, a board-certified otolaryngologist, received his undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University and his medical degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army, completing a general surgical internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX. He completed his training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRMAC).Dr. Melder served as the Associate Residency Program Director for the National Capital Consortium - Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Residency Training Program while at Walter Reed. He was also the course director for the annual MG Paul Streit Otolaryngology Seminar. Dr. Melder served as the Assistant Chief of Otolaryngology and then served as the Chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Service at WRAMC.

During his tenure at Walter Reed, Dr. Melder was a pioneer in the application of robotic surgery in the field of head and neck surgery. Dr. Melder served 13 years on active duty and was honorably discharged as a lieutenant colonel. He has a unique interest in the applications of digital technologies in the field of endoscopy. Dr. Melder is also an expert in the field of sleep-disordered breathing: snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Melder established the first surgical sleep-disordered breathing clinic during his tenure at Walter Reed. Dr. Melder is the founder of Envisionier Medical Technologies: developers of the world's first palm-held endoscopic imaging system: based in Woodstock, GA.

Dr. Melder has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented and taught courses at the annual Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Foundation Meeting. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Melder has always been involved in his local church. He has led 3 medical mission trips to India, 1 to Indonesia, and one non-medical mission to Ukraine.

Dr. Melder also helped establish a medical clinic in rural India.

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