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Melissa L. Korb, M.D.


  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery (2017 – 2020)
    Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX
  • Residency in General Surgery (2010 – 2017)
    UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL
  • Medical Doctorate (2010)
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Accolades & Memberships

  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • The Denton A. Cooley Surgical Society

Surgery Locations

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake
  • ​HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast


  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal / Paraesophageal Hernias
  • Lung Cancer and Lung Nodules
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Pleural Disease


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction for Tumors
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Indwelling Pleural Catheter Placement
  • LINX system for GERD
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mediport Placement
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Robotic Lung Resection
  • Robotic Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Hiatal Hernias
  • Robotic Thymectomy and Resection of Mediastinal Tumors
  • Treatment of Recurrent Pleural Effusions, Empyema, and Recurrent Pneumothorax

Other Information

Dr. Korb’s interests include travel, running, scuba diving, horseback riding and cross stitch. She has completed two half marathons and is a certified scuba diver.