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Mark Melin, MD

M. Mark Melin MD FACS RPVI FACCWS, is a surgeon and Medical Director of the M Health Wound Healing Institute (South Campus) and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Minnesota Surgical Department. His interests and educational niches include management of lymphedema and improving lymphatic function in patients with chronic wounds (VLUs, DFUs, CLI, lymphedema, lipidema), the endothelial glycocalyx, adjunctive micronutrient application to wound care, Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fractions (MPFF), polygenic/SNP abnormality impact upon wound resolution, wound pH and biofilm management, and emerging wound products and technologies. He participates in the educational activities of the PMR based U of Mn Wound Fellowship Program and the HCMC HBO Fellowship training.

Additional interests include human physiology and adaptability in the weightlessness of space travel and its translation to improving patient cares on terra firma and achieving nominal human functionality in environmental extremes and extremes of healthcare.

He resides in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife of 33 years, Cindy; they have 4 grown children and 3 rescue dogs. His family enjoys the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, camping, hiking and reading.