Faculty Profile

James A. Meltzer, MDJames A. Meltzer, MD
Phone: 718-918-5286
E-mail: james.meltzer@nychhc.org

Dr. Meltzer is an Attending Physician in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is Director of the Pediatric Emergency Bedside Ultrasound section within the division. Dr. Meltzer is board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He obtained his Master's degree in Clinical Research from the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at Einstein in 2017. 

Undergraduate School:

Fordham University

Medical School:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Training:

  • Internship and Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Jacobi Medical Center

Bibliography:

Original Communications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Meltzer JA, Jubinsky PT: Acute myeloid leukemia presenting as spinal cord compression. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2005;21:670-2.
  • Meltzer JA, Kunkov S, Crain EJ.  Identifying children at low risk for bacterial conjunctivitis.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164:263-7.
  • Acevedo D, Meltzer JA. Factitious Purpura. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2012;11:93.
  • Dunlop JC, Meltzer JA, Silver EJ, Crain EF. Is Nonperforated Pediatric Appendicitis Still Considered a Surgical Emergency? A Survey of Pediatric Surgeons. Acad Pediatr 2012;12:567-71.
  • Roberts S, Meltzer JA. An Evidenced Based Approach To Electric Injuries In Children. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2013;10(9):1-16; quiz 16-7.
  • Garcia CM, Meltzer JA, Chan KN, Cunningham SJ. A Validation Study of the PAWPER (Pediatric Advanced Weight Prediction in the Emergency Room) Tape-A New Weight Estimation Tool. J Pediatr. 2015 Jul;167:173-177.e1.
  • Batsis ID, Babalola OA, Meltzer JA, Cunningham SJ. Internal hernia as a cause for intestinal obstruction in a newborn. J Emerg Med. 2015;49:277-80.
  • Meltzer JA, Reddy SH, Blumfield E, Alvayay C, Blumberg SM. Pelvic Fracture Urethral Injuries in Children: A Case Report and Appraisal of Their Emergency Management. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016;32:627-9.
  • Delaney KM, Reddy SH, Dayama A, Stone ME Jr, Meltzer JA. Risk factors associated with bladder and urethral injuries in female children with pelvic fractures: An analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016;80:472-6.
  • Stone ME Jr, Farber BA, Olorunfemi O, Kalata S, Meltzer JA, Chao E, Reddy SH, Teperman S. Penetrating neck trauma in children: An uncommon entity described using the National Trauma Data Bank. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016;80(4):604-9.
  • Meltzer JA, Kunkov S, Chao JH, Tay ET, George JP, Borukhov D, Alerhand S, Harrison PA, Hom J, Crain EF. Association of Delay in Appendectomy with Perforation in Children with Appendicitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  • DePeter KC, Blumberg SM, Dienstag Becker S, Meltzer JA. Does the use of ibuprofen in children with extremity fractures increase their risk for bone healing complications? J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 14.[Epub ahead of print]
  • Herb B, Meltzer J, Lim CA. Dysphagia in a Teenager With Neck Trauma. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017;56:301-304.
  • Roberts S, Nixon AF, Meltzer JA, Blumfield E. Focused CT using a height-adjusted metric and the umbilicus as a landmark for children undergoing evaluation for appendicitis. Pediatr Radiol. 2017;47:294-300.
  • Alerhand S, Meltzer J, Tay ET.  Evaluating the risk of appendiceal perforation when using ultrasound as the initial diagnostic imaging modality in children with suspected appendicitis.  Ultrasound.2017 Jan 29. DOI: 10.1177/1742271X16689693.
  • Duchicela SI, Meltzer JA, Cunningham SJ. A randomized controlled study in reducing procedural pain and anxiety using high concentration nitrous oxide. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 May 8. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.04.076
     

Chapters and Review

  • Meltzer J, Nutrition in Stead, L. et al.: First Aid for the Pediatric Clerkship, New York, NY: McGraw Hill Companies, Health Professions Division. November 2003.
  • Meltzer J, Ozuah PO: What do children think about your white coat?  Contemporary Pediatrics. 2004;21:10-1.
  • Kunkov S, Meltzer J.  Orthopedic Emergencies in Crain, EF, Gershel J.:Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. January 2011.
  • Kunkov S, Meltzer J.  Orthopedic Emergencies in Crain, EF, Gershel J.:Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. In press March 2017.
  • Lim CA, Meltzer J.  Bedside Emergency Ultrasound in Crain, EF, Gershel J.:Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. In press March 2017.
 

Abstracts and Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  • Meltzer J, Ozuah PO. “What do the kids think of white coats?” Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Old Greenwich, CT. Mar 2003.  Published: Pediatric Research. 2003;53:186A
  • Meltzer J, Kunkov S, Crain EF. “Identifying Predictors of a Negative Bacterial Eye Culture in Children With Acute Conjunctivitis.” Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows’ Conference, Miami, FL. Feb 2007.
  • Meltzer J, Kunkov S, Crain EF. “Predictors of Nonbacterial Conjunctivitis in Children” Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. May 2008.  Published: Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15:S83
  • Delaney KM, Reddy SH, Dayama A, Stone ME, Meltzer JA. “Risk Factors Associated with Bladder and Urethral Injuries in Female Children with Pelvic Fractures – An Analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank.” American Academy of Surgeons Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter Annual Clinic Day, Uniondale, NY. Dec 2014.
  • Meltzer JA, Kunkov S, Chao JH, Tay ET, George JP, Borukhov D, Alerhand S, Harrison PA, Hom J, Crain EF. “Time Does Matter: Delays in Appendectomy are Associated with Increased Risk of Perforation in Children.” Pediatric Ambulatory Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2015.
  • DePeter K, Meltzer JA, Dienstag Becker S, Blumberg S. “Is Ibuprofen Exposure Associated with Bone Healing Complications in Children with Extremity Factures?” Pediatric Ambulatory Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2015.
  • Delaney KM, Reddy SH, Dayama A, Stone ME, Meltzer JA. “Risk Factors Associated with Bladder and Urethral Injuries in Female Children with Pelvic Fractures – An Analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank.” Pediatric Ambulatory Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2015.
  • Roberts S, Nixon A, Meltzer JA, Blumfield E. “Evaluation of a Focused Abdominal-Pelvic CT Scan to Detect the Appendix in Children.” Pediatric Ambulatory Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. April 2015.

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