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


Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia


Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

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.


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