Dr. Danielle Melton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (UTHealth).
Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Melton specializes Orthopedic Trauma and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with an emphasis in rehabilitation of patients after traumatic accidents and non-surgical management of patients with spine and other musculoskeletal disorders often requiring pain management. Dr. Melton’s primary focus is the care of people with amputations, encompassing pre-prosthetic management, prosthetic design and prescription, and rehabilitation. She also specializes in bracing and orthotics for patients with peripheral nerve injuries and spasticity.
She participated as a peer reviewer for the 2015 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) in DC. She is an invited reviewer for the Journal of Pain Research and Management, the Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. She is a co-investigator for several research projects funded by the National Institute of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense involving novel treatments and genetic testing for phantom limb pain, the rehabilitation of limb salvage and amputations and healthy living programs designed for improving overall health of the amputee community.
Dr. Melton has been elected by her peers to “Best Doctors in America” since 2009, “America’s Top Physicians” since 2010, a selection by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. She has been listed among “Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars 2013” peer recognized in professional achievement and Houston’s Top Doctors 2014, Texas SuperDocs 2014 and International Physician Leaders of the World in 2015.
Baylor College of Medicine, 2002
Baylor College of Medicine , 2006