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Melissa L. Korb, M.D.

Melissa L. Korb, M.D. Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery



  • 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

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.


  • 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