Melanie Townsend M.D.

Melanie Townsend, M.D.

Head and Neck Cancer, Oncology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Otolaryngology (ENT), Cancer Care, Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer, Skull Base Clinic
Areas of Interest

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology | Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery | Salivary Gland Surgery | Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

Primary Practice Location
UofL Physicians – Ear, Nose and Throat
UofL Health – Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 170
Louisville, KY 40202
502-583-3687
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Overall Rating
4.8 out of 5
Get to know

Melanie Townsend, M.D.

Completed an otolaryngology residency at Washington University in Saint Louis and a head and neck surgery fellowship at the University of Miami. My expertise is in cancer of the head and neck region including tumor ablation and reconstruction as well as endocrine surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Education & Training

B.S.
Denison University | Granville | 2009
M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine | Bloomington | 2013
Fellowship
University of Miami | Head & Neck Surgery | Miami | 2019
Residency
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis | Otolaryngology | St. Louis | 2018

Languages

English

Areas of Interest

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology | Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery | Salivary Gland Surgery | Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

Certifications

Board Certified in Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgery

School of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Department of Otolaryngology

Philosophy

"Helping people battle cancer is something that I am passionate about, and strive to offer my patients the highest level of care. Each patient represents a unique journey and it is my goal to make that journey as understandable and successful as possible for them."

Patient Comments

Jul 21, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend is a great doctor and an asset to our community.

Jun 17, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend is outstanding, always answers questions in a way that I can understand, she appears to be concerned for me. Always spends time with me and always and takes care of my needs

Jun 13, 2024

4.56 out of 5
Dr. Townsend and her group are amazing. I feel blessed to have had their care.

Apr 25, 2024

5 out of 5
First visit with this doctor (Melanie Townsend); She was helpful and professional.

Apr 16, 2024

4.76 out of 5
Dr. Townsend was thorough, and she didn't seem like I was wasting her time.

Mar 18, 2024

5 out of 5
Excellent physician (Melanie Townsend).

Mar 14, 2024

4.52 out of 5
Dr. Townsend is an excellent surgeon.

Mar 14, 2024

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend listened carefully & explained her assessment of what the best for my health care would be.

Mar 12, 2024

5 out of 5
I think Dr Townsend is an excellent doctor and I feel better after meeting with her.

Mar 10, 2024

5 out of 5
I feel like I'm in competent hands!!! I would definitely recommend her (Dr. Melanie Townsend)!!

Dec 25, 2023

4.32 out of 5
Dr. Townsend was very informative.

Dec 12, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Melanie Townsend and her Medical Assistant are both just AMAZING!! I would recommend anyone!

Dec 8, 2023

4.96 out of 5
Dr. Melanie Townsend was professional, very knowledgeable about my surgery and different outcomes good and bad. Very polite ask if I had any questions and talked about my present health.

Dec 5, 2023

4.96 out of 5
Addressed concerns with doctor (Melanie Townsend) at this appointment and feel she will follow-up to correct concerns. She assured me she was always available for my needs.

Dec 4, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Townsend herself was one of the best doctors I have encountered in my life. She was concerned and explained everything as she conducted the exam. Dr Townsend patiently listened to all my concerns and addressed all questions I had. It is my opinion that she truly cares for her patients and goes out of her way to ensure they get the best possible treatment.

Nov 20, 2023

5 out of 5
I think she, Dr. Townsend, is just as nice as can be.

Nov 15, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend always shows she cares for her patients. She answers all questions asked

Nov 14, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend is very pleasant and professional.

Nov 12, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend is awesome.

Nov 8, 2023

4.96 out of 5
Dr. Townsend did NOT rush my appointment and is very good at her job. I am most satisfied with all of my experience.

Nov 5, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Townsend is the best.

Oct 26, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend is a great doctor, very knowledgeable and caring.

Oct 12, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend was very nice and thorough during my visit.

Oct 8, 2023

4.56 out of 5
The signing in the parking lot needs improvement. Hard to read poor floor markings not well lighted.

Oct 8, 2023

4.92 out of 5
I was impressed with Dr. Townsend; Overall, a pleasant and informative experience!

Sep 30, 2023

5 out of 5
I was very pleased with Dr. Townsen, I thought she was very thorough, and she was very well informed about my past history.

Sep 17, 2023

5 out of 5
Good care

Sep 15, 2023

5 out of 5
Supreme Service.

Sep 14, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend and staff are the best and treat me with respect and dignity.

Sep 14, 2023

4.56 out of 5
The reason I wasn't contacted about bloodwork is because I can clearly see where my results fall within the norms in MyChart. She only contacts me if there is a concern. Dr. Townsend did a fantastic job of putting back together my mouth after Dr. Bumpus tore it apart! Dr. Bumpus was great and please extend my congratulations on his appointment to Dean!

Sep 11, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Townsend is awesome, very professional. Did my surgeries and followed up and kept track of my progress, during and after both surgeries. This Doctor is awesome.

Sep 10, 2023

4.69 out of 5
My visit was a telephone consultation to inform me of results from a swallow test. Very clear explanation.

Sep 6, 2023

5 out of 5
This medical team is the most professional, the most courteous, and the best prepared team I have ever been exposed to. They are the very top of their professional group.

Sep 5, 2023

5 out of 5
N/A

Sep 3, 2023

5 out of 5
We discussed my next option and will go from there

Sep 1, 2023

5 out of 5
Excellent experience. Professional, kind and helpful

Aug 27, 2023

5 out of 5
Thorough resident examination and consult and the same with Dr.Townsend. She addressed all of my needs and questions!

Aug 24, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Melanie Townsend is by far one of the best surgeons in or outside of Louisville! Knowledge, expertise, kindness/compassion, relatability, practicality, insightful, wise! I could go on! They better do what they can to keep a unique stand out talent like this in our community!

Aug 10, 2023

4.96 out of 5
I was well respected at the office. I had all questions answered and my health was their primary purpose

Aug 10, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend took the time to discuss my condition and explained carefully my options for treatment. She was very patient.

Jul 30, 2023

5 out of 5
Always pleasant and very professional!!

Jul 25, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr. Townsend was extremely thorough and helpful throughout this visit. She took the time to explain everything in detail that I could understand.

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