An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kurt A. Melstrom, M.D.

Colorectal Surgeon
Clinical Expertise
  • Robotic Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Glendora Patients: 626-914-3921
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-0118
Email: [email protected]

Clinical Teams

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology

Described as “warm and approachable,” “down-to-earth” and “awesome” by his patients, Kurt Melstrom, M.D., has received a Patients' Choice Award and a Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award.

Dr. Melstrom joined City of Hope in 2015 after a five-year association with Beth Israel Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He received his medical doctorate from Weill Cornell Medical College and served residencies at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, and New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

A frequent speaker and author of numerous articles, Dr. Melstrom has also received special training in robotic surgery, laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery, as well as high resolution anoscopy.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

412 W. Carroll Ave., Suite 200

Glendora , CA 91741

Melstrom LG, Melstrom KA, Pilewskie M, Wang EC, Winchester DJ. DCIS Size and Resection Volume Predict Margin Status. American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2010; 33(5): 438-442.

Muthu K, Le HK, Melstrom KA, Szilagyi A, Gamelli RL, Shankar R. Perturbed Bone Marrow Monocyte Development Following Burn Injury and Sepsis Promote Hyporesponsive Monocytes. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 2008; 29(1): 12-21.

Melstrom LG, Melstrom KA, Ding XZ, Adrian TE. Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Degradation and its Therapy in Cancer Cachexia. Histology and Histopathology, 2007; 22(7): 805-814.

Melstrom KA, Kozlowski R, Hassett DJ, Suzuki H, Bates DM, Gamelli RL, Shankar R. Cytotoxicity of Pseudomonas Secreted Exotoxins Requires OxyR Expression. Journal of Surgical Research, 2007; 143(1): 50-57.

Shankar R, Melstrom KA, Gamelli RL. Inflammation and Sepsis: Past, Present and the Future. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 2007; 28(4): 566-571.

Melstrom KA, Smith JW, Gamelli RL, Shankar R. New Perspectives For a New Century: Implications of Pathogen Responses For the Future of Antimicrobial Therapy. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 2006; 27(3): 251-264.

Carothers AM, Melstrom KA, Mueller JD, Weyant MJ, Bertagnolli MM. Progressive Changes in Adherens Junction Structure During Intestinal Adenoma Formation in Apc Mutant Mice. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2001; 276(42): 39094-39102.

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