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Melanie Nukala, MD

  • VESS Member Since


  • Undergraduate Education

    St. Louis University

  • Medical School

    American University of Antigua School of Medicine

  • Surgical Training: (General Residency/Vascular Residency/Vascular Fellowship)
    •  General Surgery: Western Reserve Health Education, Youngstown, OH
    • Vascular Fellowship: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Current Practice

    BJC Medical Group of Illinois, Vascular Surgery – Belleville Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL

  • Professional Interests

    My primary focus is to provide the best quality vascular surgical care to my patients. In our community hospital, my partners and I are working on having the most well-rounded practice we can. Therefore our patients do not have to travel outside this community to receive their care.

  • Personal Interests

    I love spending time with my husband and children. We love to travel even though this year has certainly changed all of that. We love boating, tubing and swimming and all the outdoor activities as we can do.

  • Why did you become a vascular surgeon?

    I decided I wanted to be a vascular surgeon early on in my residency after being on the service a few times with a great mentor. The variety of cases and being able to do both endovascular and open surgery really drew me to the field. I love that vascular surgery is ever changing but at the same time there is the need for open surgical intervention.

  • Why did you join the VESS?

    I joined the VESS the first year of my fellowship after my fellowship director told me about it how great it is for trainees and recently trained graduates. I presented at my first meeting the following year. I was surprised at how relaxed it was which made me feel at ease presenting to this group. I feel like the information presented in this forum is very applicable to my vascular practice and I am very happy to be part of this community.

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