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Heart Center for Children at Floating Hospital

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Dennis Mello, MD accepting new patients


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education University of Connecticut School of Medicine; University of Connecticut; University of California San Francisco
Board Certifications General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery
NPI # 1962477497
Gender Male
Language(s) Spanish, Portuguese
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Floating Hospital

Locations + Directions

Floating Hospital for Children
South Building, 6th Floor
800 Washington Street
Box 266
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Honors + Awards

2017, Best of Boston Physicians

Publications + National Presentations

1. Patra KP, Vachiere JA, Bocchini JA Jr, Wu AC, Jackson RD, Kiel EA, Mello DM. Tex Heart Inst. J. 2012;39(2):277-80. Endocarditis with Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm caused by Noninvasive Streptococcus Pneumoniae Serotype 21.

2. Wilder T. Shah S, Mello DM, Setty SP. An Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr; 89(4):1299-300. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.09.025. Double Chambered Right Ventricle with Cough, Endocarditis and Lung Mass.

3. Moltedo JM, Rosenthal G, Delaney J, Mello DM, Snyder C, The Utility and Safety of Temporary Pacing Wires in Postoperative Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2007; August;134(2)515-516.

4. Mello DM, Fahey J, Kopf GS, Repair of Aortic-Left Atrial Fistula Following Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defect. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2005; 80:1495-1498.

5. Mello DM and Kopf GS, Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease in Low-Birth Weight Neonates: A Comprehensive Statewide Connecticut Surgical Program to Improve Outcomes. Conn Med. 2003; Jun-Jul; 67(6):327-32.

6. Rouine-Rapp K, Mello DM, Hanley FL, Soifer SJ. Effect of Enalaprilat on Postoperative Hypertension after Surgical Repair of Coarctation of the Aorta. Pediatr Critical Care Med. 2003; July;4(3):327-32.

7. Moltedo JM, Kopf GS, Mello DM, Porter G. Right Coronary Artery Arising from the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract: A Rare Congenital Anomaly of the Coronary Arteries. Pediatr Cardiol 2003; Nov-Dec;24(6):598-600.

8. Kopf GS, Mello DM, Kenney K, Moltedo JM, Rollinson N, Snyder C, Intraoperative Radiofrequency Ablation of the Atrium: Effectiveness for Treatment of Supraventricular Tachycardia in Congenital Heart Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2002; 74(3):797-804.

9. Mello DM, McElhinney DB, Parry AJ, Silverman NH, Hanley FL. Truncus Arteriosus with Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Normal Aortic Arch. Ann Thorac Surg 1997; 64:1808-10.

Professional Memberships

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

News, Media + Videos

The care team at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, MA helped care for Katy who underwent open-heart surgery to treat ventricular septal defect (VSD).

Katy's story: Personalized care for ventricular septal defect touches family’s hearts.

Read Katy's story
A team of doctors at Floating Hospital in Boston, MA collaborated to care for sickle cell disease patient Michaela Nabwire and her sister, Danisha, who donated her bone marrow.

Michaela’s story: Sickle cell disease patient finds perfect match in America.

Read about her journey
Top Doctors logo.

Boston magazine honors 2016 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2016 Boston magazine Top Doctors
John Gaitanis, MD is the Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston.

New physician leaders strive for world-class divisions: Meet our new chiefs of neuro-oncology, pediatric neurology and pediatric cardiac surgery.

Read about the new Chief of Pediatric Neurology
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Boston Magazine honors 2017 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

2017 Boston Magazine Top Doctors