Dr. James A. Meltzer is a pediatric emergency clinician-researcher and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert College of Medicine. Dr. Meltzer also serves as the Assistant Director for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center. He is an active researcher and collaborates closely with the trauma service at Jacobi Medical Center’s Pediatric Trauma Center. Dr. Meltzer has also participated in several research projects through the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Collaborative Research Committee. In addition, Dr Meltzer coordinates a Summer Research Program at Jacobi for medical students.
As a clinician, Dr. Meltzer has mentored hundreds of medical students, pediatric and emergency medicine residents, and pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellows over the past decade. As a tribute to these efforts, he was awarded the Henry Barnett Teaching Award from the Department of Pediatrics at Jacobi (2015) and was inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Einstein (2020). In addition, Dr. Meltzer directs a biostatistics lab for PEM fellows and a monthly journal club for pediatric residents at Jacobi. Under his mentorship, more than a dozen medical students, residents, and fellows have successfully completed and published their research.
For the past decade, Dr. Meltzer has also served as the Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound at Jacobi. In this role, he provides a curriculum and conducts a training program for PEM fellows at the medical center. Upon completion of the training program, fellows are formally credentialed in Emergency Ultrasound.
Dr. Meltzer’s research interests focus mainly on the fields of pediatric trauma and appendicitis. In addition to his numerous research publications, Dr. Meltzer has served as Assistant Editor for the 6th edition of Crain and Gershel’s Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics (Cambridge University Press). He also authored chapters in this book in both Pediatric Orthopedics and Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound. Dr. Meltzer has lectured extensively at both local and regional conferences and has presented his research at national conferences. He currently also serves as a Statistics and Methodology Section Editor for Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Meltzer received his M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of School of Medicine in 2002 and completed his internship and residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in 2005. He completed a PEM fellowship at Jacobi in 2008. In addition, Dr Meltzer earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Research from Einstein’s Clinical Research Training Program in 2017.