Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Meltzer, Michelle

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Michelle Meltzer MD

Michele Meltzer, M.D., M.B.E.

Contact Dr. Meltzer

211 South 9th Street
Walnut Towers, Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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

Education

Master of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - 2007
MD, Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, PA - 1975

Residency

Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of 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

Languages

English

Publications

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Systematic review of recommendations on the use of methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Methotrexate exposure and risk of strongyloidiasis
  3. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 Diseases and Injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
  4. Burden of musculoskeletal disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
  5. Design of a tablet computer app for facilitation of a molecular blood culture test in clinical microbiology and preliminary usability evaluation
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Rapid detection of Enterococcus spp. direct from blood culture bottles using Enterococcus QuickFISH Method: A multicenter investigation
  11. Ethical challenges in rheumatology: A survey of the American College of Rheumatology membership
  12. The State of US health, 1990-2010: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors
  13. Allopurinol versus rilonacept for the prevention of gout flares: Comment on the Article by Schumacher et al
  14. Payer decision-making with limited comparative and cost effectiveness data: The case of new pharmacological treatments for gout
  15. Multicenter evaluation of the Staphylococcus QuickFISH method for simultaneous identification of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci directly from blood culture bottles in less than 30 minutes
  16. 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
  17. The proactive management of "relationship with industry" by ACC/AHA in the creation of our cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines: Reply
  18. Conflicts of interest in cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines
  19. Association of mobiluncus curtisii with recurrence of bacterial vaginosis
  20. Lactational amenorrhea as a risk factor for group a streptococcal vaginitis
  21. Vitamin D deficiency: Cultural influence and physician responsibility
  22. Rheumatologists, where are we in the global health picture: A call to action
  23. Endocarditis with Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm Caused by Cardiobacterium valvarum sp. nov.
  24. Bone mineral density and fracture in postmenopausal women
  25. The symmetry of hip bone mineral density. A dual photon absorptiometry approach.