Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Meltzer, Michelle

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Michelle Meltzer MD

Michelle Meltzer, MD

Contact Dr. Meltzer

211 South 9th Street
Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-2820
(215) 923-7885 fax

Medical School

Hahnemann Medical College

Residency

Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia

Fellowship

Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Rheumatology

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Research & Clinical Interests

Musculoskeletal diseases are among the most common causes of pain and physical disability. There is a shortage of rheumatologists worldwide, especially in resource poor areas. As there is little access to rheumatologists, the curriculum in rheumatology at medical schools in these areas is under-developed. Dr. Meltzer is developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), along with the educational services at Thomas Jefferson University, to bridge the educational gap.  They will use videos, blogs and discussion boards so that the students can participate in an interactive environment even though they will be separated by thousands of miles. The goal is to improve the proficiency of physicians and healthcare professionals to recognize and treat musculoskeletal diseases. Attention will be given to patient education and the wise use of limited resources.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=meltzer+michele

Publications

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Burden of musculoskeletal disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
  2. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
  3. Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: Quantifying the epidemiological transition
  4. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
  5. Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
  6. Ethical challenges in rheumatology: A survey of the American College of Rheumatology membership
  7. Allopurinol versus rilonacept for the prevention of gout flares: Comment on the Article by Schumacher et al
  8. The State of US health, 1990-2010: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors
  9. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
  10. Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
  11. The proactive management of "relationship with industry" by ACC/AHA in the creation of our cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines: Reply
  12. Conflicts of interest in cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines