Chris Mellano, MD Curriculum Vitae

Professional Appointments and Hospital Affiliations

  • 2017-Present
  • Coastline Orthopedic Associates
    11160 Warner Ave #311
    Fountain Valley, CA 92078
    www.coastlineortho.com

  • 2014-2016
  • Orthopedic Surgical Specialists
    23600 Telo Ave Suite #180
    Torrance, CA 90505
    www.ossmd.com

  • 2017-Present
  • Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
    9920 Talbert Ave
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

  • 2017- Present
  • Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center
    17100 Euclid St
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

  • 2014- 2016
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
    3330 Lomita Blvd.
    Torrance, CA 90505

  • 2014- 2016
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital
    4101 Torrance Blvd.
    Torrance, CA 90503

  • 2015- 2016
  • Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Torrance, CA

Education

  • 2013-2014
  • Rush Orthopedic Surgery Shoulder Elbow & Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center
    Chicago, IL

  • 2014
  • Mini-Fellowship Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty
    Joel Matta MD, Hip and Pelvis Institute
    Santa Monica, CA

  • 2008-2013
  • UCLA-Harbor
    Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Internship

  • 2004-2008
  • University Southern California Keck School of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine

  • 1999-2003
  • University California San Diego
    B.A. Sociology, Minor Biological Studies

Society Memberships

  • 2008- present
  • American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)- Diplomate

  • 2010- present
  • Western Orthopedic Association (WOA)- member

  • 2013- present
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA)- member

  • 2013- present
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)- member

  • 2014- present
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)- member

  • 2016- present
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society- Candidate Member

Medical Exams and Certifications

  • 2016
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Part 2- Pass

  • 2013
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Part 1- Pass

  • 2008
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 3- Pass

  • 2008
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 2- Pass

  • 2006
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1- Pass

Honors & Awards

  • 2006, 2007
  • Fallbrook Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

  • 2003
  • Pulitzer Program Excellence in Volunteering and Leadership Award

  • 2003
  • Sociology Departmental Honors, UCSD

  • 1999-2003
  • Dean’s List, UCSD

  • 1999
  • Sarkis Spanjin Memorial Scholarship- outstanding athletics and academics

Athletic Team Coverage

  • 2015-2016
  • D-Fenders LA Lakers Development League- assistant team physician

  • 2015-2016
  • Compton College Football- team physician

  • 2015-2016
  • West High School Football- team physician

  • 2013-2014
  • Chicago White Sox- assistant team physician (fellow)

  • 2013-2104
  • Chicago Bulls- assistant team physician (fellow)

  • 2013-2014
  • DePaul University- assistant team physician (fellow)

Orthopedic Surgery Faculty Events

Associate Instructor for AANA Resident Course in Arthroscopy
Orthopedic Learning Center Rosemont, IL March 2015.

Associate Instructor for AANA Resident Course in Arthroscopy
Orthopedic Learning Center Rosemont, IL Jan 2014.

Research- Peer Reviewed

Mellano CR, Feldheim T, Cole BJ, Verma N, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP. Functional
Results of Bilateral Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
Journal Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2016.

Saccormanno M, Shin J, Mellano CR, Verma N. Biomechanical Analysis of Latarjet
Fixation Constructs: Comparison of Three Screw Fixation Devices.
Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Mellano C, Shin JJ, Mascarenhas R, Forsythe B. Subpectoral Bicep Tenodesis with PEEK Interference Screw: A Biomechanical Analysis of Fracture Risk
Manuscript submitted for publication

Mellano CR, Feldheim T, Romeo AA, Verma NN, Nicholson GP.
Latarjet for Recurrent Instability after Failed Arthroscopic Repair
Manuscript submitted for publication

Chalmers PN, Mellano C, Mascarenhas R, Nicholson G. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty vs.
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in elderly with glenohumeral arthritis with intact
rotator cuff.
Manuscript submitted for publication

Mellano CR, Frank R, Monson B, Romeo AA. Incidence of Early Development of Radiolucent Lines in Peg-Keel Polyethylene Glenoid Component in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.Manuscript submitted for publication
Ziegler C, Mellano CR, Monson B, Saccormanno M, Romeo AA, Mazzocca G.
Glenoid Vault cement penetration in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
Manuscript submitted for publication.

Chalmers PN, Feldheim T, Mellano CR, Nicholson G, Romeo AA.
A comprehensive analysis of pectoralis major transfer for long thoracic nerve palsy.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 PMID: 25655459

Frank RM, Mellano CR, Monson B, Provencher M, Verma NN, Romeo AA.
Clinical outocmes of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in the young (<30) patient
Pending manuscript submission

Mellano CR, Virk M, Aiyash S, Frank RM, Romeo AA.
Biomechanical analysis of subscapularis Double Row Repair for shoulder arthroplasty.
Pending manuscript submission

Navarro R, Mellano CR. Rising Incidence of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: An Analysis of Regional and National Levels.
Submitted for publication 2014

Navarro R, Hsu AC, Wu J, Mellano CR, Foroohar A. Complications in Olecranon Fracture Surgery: A Comparison of Tension Band vs. Locked Plate Osteosynthesis.
Journal Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2014

Mellano CR, Spitzer A. How does pelvic rotation or tilt affect radiographic measurement of acetabular component inclination angle during THA?
Journal of Orthopedics 2015 10.1016/j.jor.2015.05.009

Wiss D, Mellano CR. Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Humeral Shaft Nonunions using OP-1 and Locked plating technique compared with dual compression plating and iliac crest bone graft.

Kwong L, Neilsen S, Ruiz D, Hsu A, Dines M, Mellano CR. Cementless Fixation in Total Knee Arthroplasty A Durable Solution- Affirm.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11 Supple A):87-92.

Non-Peer Review Book Chapters & Review Articles

Mellano CR, Shin JJ, Yanke AB, Verma NN. Instructional Course Lecture. Disorders of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2015; 64: 567-76. PMID: 25745939

Mellano CR, Shin J, Verma N. Disorders of the Long Head of the Bicep in Clinical Decision Support Shoulder and Elbow. Editors Zuckerman, Strauss, Oh.

Yanke A, Mellano CR, Cole BJ. Evaluation and Management of Chondral Lesions
Affecting the Glenohumeral Joint in Clinical Decision Support Shoulder and Elbow.
Editors Zuckerman, Strauss, Oh.

Mellano CR, Romeo AA, Cohen M. Arthroscopic Treatment of Elbow Loss of Motion in Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Editor M. Miller 2014.

Cole BJ, Mellano CR. Is there a role for arthroscopic treatment of shoulder arthritis?
Guest Editorial.
The American Journal of Orthopedics. (Belle Mead, NJ) 2014;43(2):59-60.

Mellano CR, Romeo AA. Glenoid Revision: Bone Graft is Better than Reimplantation.
Seminars in Arthroplasty February 2014 (10.1053/j.sart.2014.02.006)

Mellano CR, Riff A, Cole BJ. Revision arthroscopic shoulder stabilization. Arthroscopy Association of North America Surgical Techniques: Shoulder 2. 2016.

Chalmers PN, Mellano CR, Romeo AA. Arthroscopic SLAP Repair. Arthroscopy Association of North America Surgical Techniques: Shoulder 2. 2016.

Saccormanno M, Mellano CR, Romeo AA. Rotator Cuff Repairs: Suture Bridge and Transosseous Techniques in Rotator Cuff: Current Concepts and Complex Problems
Editor Stefano Gumina.

Mellano CR, Romeo AA. Arthrex Univers Revers Design Rationale and Surgical Techniques in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Editor M. Frankle 2014.

Shin J, Cvetanovich G, Mellano CR, Cole BJ. Treatment of glenoid chondral defect using micronized allogeneic cartilage matrix implantation.
Arthroscopic Techniques. 2014, Aug 18;3(4):e519-22.

Frank, RM, Mellano CR, Romeo AA. Glenoid Exposure: How to get it right. International Congress Joint Reconstruction online publication.

Mellano CR, MD, Virk MS, Shin JJ, Aiyash S, Romeo AA. Tips and Technical Pearls for Performing an Arthroscopic Acromioplasty in a Reproducible and Accurate Manner. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Mellano CR, Khair M, Shin JJ, Warganich T, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP. How to Perform a Distal Clavicle Resection During Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery: Do Not Forget
the Top of the Shoulder. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Mellano CR, Campbell KA, Romeo AA. How to Perform a Double Row Transosseous-Equivalent Suture-Bridge Rotator Cuff Repair. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Virk M, Chalmers PN, Mellano CR, Romeo AA. Open Biceps Subpectoral Tenodesis: Operative Tips to Safely Restore Function and Cosmesis.
Advanced Reconstruction: Shoulder 2. AAOS. 2015.

Mellano CR, Virk M, Chalmers PN, Romeo AA. Scapulothoracic Fusion.
Advanced Reconstruction: Shoulder 2. AAOS. 2015.

Scientific Presentations

Chalmers PN, Mellano C, Mascarenhas R, Nicholson G. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty vs.
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in elderly with glenohumeral arthritis with intact
rotator cuff. Canadian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting Quebec City 2016

Mellano CR, Shin JJ, Mascarenhas R, Forsythe B, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Subpectoral Bicep Tenodesis with PEEK Interference Screw: A Biomechanical Analysis of Fracture Risk AAOS 2016 Annual Meeting Orlando, FL Paper Presentation.

Frank RM, Mellano C, Shin JJ, Feldheim TF, Mascarenhas R, Yanke AB, Bach BR Jr,
Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Clinical Outcomes Following Revision
Anterior Shoulder Stabilization: Arthroscopic Revision Stabilization versus Latarjet.
ASES 2016 Specialty Day. March 5, 2016. Orlando, FL. Podium Presentation.

Mellano CR, Feldheim T, Cole BJ, Verma N, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP. Functional
Results of Bilateral Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
26th Annual SECEC-ESSE Congress. Milan, Italy. Sept 16-19, 2015.
Podium Presentation- Nominated for best paper.

Frank RM, Mellano C, Golijanin P, Shin J, Nicholson GP, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Romeo
AA, Provencher MT. Clinical Outcomes of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Patients
Younger than 30 Years of Age: Average 4-Year Follow-Up. 26th Annual SECEC-ESSE
Congress. Milan, Italy. Sept 16-19, 2015. Poster Presentation.

Chalmers PN, Feldheim T, Mellano C, Mascarenahs R, Forsythe B, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty For The Treatment Of Osteoarthritis Without Rotator Cuff Tear: A Case Control Study.
26th Annual SECEC-ESSE 2015 Congress. Milan, Italy. Sept 16-19, 2015. Poster Presentation.

Frank RM, Mellano C, Shin JJ, Feldheim TF, Mascarenhas R, Yanke AB, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Clinical Outcomes Following Revision Anterior Shoulder Stabilization: Arthroscopic Revision Stabilization versus Latarjet. 26th Annual SECEC-ESSE Congress. Milan, Italy. Sept 16-19, 2015. Poster Presentation.

Mellano CR, Feldheim T, Cole BJ, Verma N, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP. Functional

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