Dr. Rolando Melendez

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Dr. Melendez was inspired to become a podiatrist because of a love of science, as well as a deep desire to connect with other people and to help them.

Dr. Melendez completed his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology degree at the University Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. He then went on to complete his podiatric medicine and surgery degree at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was accepted into a residency position at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvanian  where he was extensively trained in all aspect of foot and ankle medicine and surgery. He also completed a Masters in Medical Education degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine concurrently with his residency training. Dr. Melendez has participated as a medical volunteer in Latin American medical missions.

Dr. Melendez has comprehensive knowledge and training in all aspects of both pediatric and adult lower extremity conditions. His specialty is reconstructive and trauma surgery of the foot and ankle, and diabetic limb salvage. Thanks to an invisible stitch technique, there are minimal scars after surgery. He currently holds staff appointments at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Wyckoff Heights Hospital, and Gramercy Surgery Center-Queens.

Dr. Melendez is a native Spanish speaker. He loves to engage with his patients, and to form lasting relationships. He believes in clear and honest communication, as well as mutual respect.

Dr. Melendez is is currently accepting new patients at all our office locations.

I believe in protecting the confidentiality of my patients and providing the best treatments.

My invisible stitch technique decrease visible scars after surgery in the majority of patients.

My services are fully optimized to guarantee the satisfaction of my patients.

  • Clinical and surgical Courses AAPPM New Practitioner Seminar, Coraopolis, PA May, 2013
  • Coding Seminar ICD-10 and HIPAA, Columbus, OH April, 2013
  • ACFAS Arthroscopy Course, Rosemont, IL December 2012
  • Orthohelix Podiatric Dissection Course. Henderson, NV October,2012
  • AO Podiatric Advance Course, Bonita Spring, FL September,2012
  • Fix it, fuse it, frame it: Foot and ankle course, August,2012
  • OsteoMed-Advanced Solutions in Foot Surgery, August 2012
  • Acumed Podiatric Symposium, Cadaveric course, July 2012
  • American Burn Association Life Support Course,July, 2012
  • Biomet Foot & Ankle Symposium, Miami, FL June 2012
  • Forefoot Arthrodesis Surgical Course, Jersey City, NJ Nov,2011
  • Rearfoot Athrodesis Surgical Course, Jersey City, NJ Nov,2011
  • AO Podiatric Basic Course, La Jolla, CA, August 2011
  • Essentials of External Fixation Course, New York, NY June,2011
  • Ohio College of Podiatry Medicine, 2010.
  • Millcreek Community Hospital, 2013.
  • University of Puerto Rico, 2006.
  • Master in Medical Education  2013


Voluntary Work Peru