Kansas City Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
St. Joseph Medical Center Welcomes
John Forman, MD, FACS
St. Joseph Medical Center welcomes John Forman, MD, back to its medical
staff! Dr. Forman has over 30 years of experience and is board certified
in general surgery, cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.
Dr. Forman specializes in open heart surgery including coronary artery
bypass grafting, as well as aortic and mitral valve replacement. In addition,
he performs numerous vascular surgeries, including carotid and femoral
endarterectomies and abdominal aneurysm repair. Furthermore, Dr. Forman
routinely performs thoracic surgery including lobectomy, mediastinoscopies,
and video assisted thoracoscopy (VATS).
Dr. Forman will serve as the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgical Services
at St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Forman is a Fellow of the American College
of Surgeons, was selected as one of Kansas City 435 Magazine's Top
Doctors in 2017, and was also named a Super Doctor by the magazine in
2011. Dr. Forman is seeing patients on the St. Joseph Medical Center campus
Kansas City Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 1000 Carondelet Dr. Suite
201B, in Kansas City, MO, and can be reached by calling 816-943-7600.
Jeremy Melton, PA
Kansas City Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is pleased to announce
Jeremy Melton, board-certified physician assistant, has returned to St.
Joseph Medical Center. Jeremy specializes in cardiovascular surgery and
offers more than 15 years of experience caring for vascular and heart
surgery patients. Prior to becoming a physician assistant Jeremy worked
at a paramedic for seven years. He has specialized expertise in surgical
assistance for procedures including open and endovascular vein harvesting.
In addition to his heart care expertise, Jeremy also has a background
In orthopedics, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, emergency medicine and
as a hospitalist. His breadth of experience has not only strengthened
his clinical skills, but also equipped him with the professional, calming
patient care manner for which he is known, and a strong ability to assess,
counsel and communicate effectively. Jeremy is a father of six. He has
over 30 years of experience in martial arts, holds three different blackbelts,
one is a 6th degree in karate, 3rd degree in judo and 1st degree in Brazilian
jiu jitsu. He has also been a lifelong student of art.