Stephen F Austin State Univers (1997), Biology
Graduate School
Stephen F Austin State Univers (1999), Biochemistry
Medical School
Univ of Texas Health Science C (2004), Medicine

Research Interest

  • GI pathology, molecular diagnostics


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Clinical Implications of Histologic Abnormalities in Ileocolonic Biopsies of Patients With Crohn's Disease in Remission.
Brennan GT, Melton SD, Spechler SJ, Feagins LA J. Clin. Gastroenterol. 2016 Feb
Copper Metabolism Domain-containing 1 Represses Genes that Promote Inflammation and Protects Mice From Colitis and Colitis-associated Cancer.
Li H, Chan L, Bartuzi P, Melton SD, Weber A, Ben-Shlomo S, Varol C, Raetz M, Mao X, Starokadomskyy P, van Sommeren S, Mokadem M, Schneider H, Weisberg R, Westra HJ, Esko T, Metspalu A, Kumar V, Faubion WA, Yarovinsky F, Hofker M, Wijmenga C, Kracht M, Franke L, Aguirre V, Weersma RK, Gluck N, van de Sluis B, Burstein E Gastroenterology 2014 Apr
A Molecular Diagnostic Perfect Storm: The Convergence of Regulatory & Reimbursement Forces that Threaten Patient Access to Innovations in Genomic Medicine
Victoria M. Pratt, Dara L. Aisner, Stephen P. Day, Loren Joseph, Shelby D. Melton, Paul G. Rothberg, Daniel E. Sabath, and Mary Steele Williams 2014
Clinical implications of histologic abnormalities in colonic biopsy specimens from patients with ulcerative colitis in clinical remission.
Feagins LA, Melton SD, Iqbal R, Dunbar KB, Spechler SJ Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2013 Jun 19 7 1477-82
Histopathologic diagnosis of eosinophilic conditions in the gastrointestinal tract.
Hurrell JM, Genta RM, Melton SD Adv Anat Pathol 2011 Sep 18 5 335-48
Eosinophilic gastritis: histopathological characterization and quantification of the normal gastric eosinophil content.
Lwin T, Melton SD, Genta RM Mod. Pathol. 2011 Apr 24 4 556-63
Ileal biopsy: Clinical indications, endoscopic and histopathologic findings in 10,000 patients.
Melton SD, Feagins LA, Saboorian MH, Genta RM Dig Liver Dis 2011 Mar 43 3 199-203
Absence of focally enhanced gastritis in macaques with idiopathic colitis.
Sonnenberg A, Melton SD, Genta RM, Lewis AD Inflammatory bowel diseases 2011 Mar
Frequent occurrence of gastritis and duodenitis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Sonnenberg A, Melton SD, Genta RM Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2011 Jan 17 1 39-44

Honors & Awards

  • Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program Graduate
    The LEAD Program is designed for junior faculty who aspire to develop their leadership skills. Curriculum includes modules in self-discovery, communication, influence, negotiation, difficult conversations, inspiring trust, and embracing diversity. (2014-2014)
  • North Texas Society of Pathology
    President (2013)
  • ACG Presidential Poster Award
    American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX. (2010)
  • First Place, Poster Competition
    25th Annual John R. Rainey, MD, Residents'/Fellows' Seminar. 89th Annual Meeting for the Texas Society of Pathologists, Galveston, TX (2010)
  • GIPS Abstract Award
    Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, 99th Annual Meeting for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Washington, DC. (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • VA North Texas Health Care System (2010)