Thomas E. Melin


Dr. Melin was born and raised in Kentucky. Dr. Melin settled down in Wilmington in 1991 and established Coastal Neurosurgical Associates and Spine Center in 1993.


  • University of Kentucky
  • Post Graduate: University of South Carolina
  • Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chief Resident in Neurosurgery)


  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)
  • New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery