David Meltzer, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator, Comprehensive Care Program
Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Economics and Public Policy

Academic Interest 

 Dr. Meltzer is a general internist and has a PhD in economics. One major area of his work aims to improve the cost and quality of hospital care. He is currently principal investigator for a federally funded multi-center study of hospitalist, a new type of physician that focuses on inpatient care. His other main research focus is on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis, which he is applying in the context of diabetes and prostate cancer.

Clinical Interest

General internal medicine, prostate cancer, disease prevention.

Representative Publications

 

  1. Meltzer, David. "Addressing Uncertainty in Medical Cost-effectiveness Analysis: Implications of Expected Utility Maximization for Methods to Perform Sensitivity Analysis and the Use of Cost-effectiveness Analysis to Set Priorities for Medical Research." Journal of Health Economics, 20(1):109-129, 2001.
  2. Meltzer, David, Brian Egleston, and Ibrahim Abdalla. "Patterns of Prostate Cancer Treatment by Clinical Stage and Age." American Journal of Public Health. 91(1): 126-128, 2001.
  3. Meltzer, David. "Accounting for Future Costs in Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Journal of Health Economics. 16 (1): 33-64, 1997.
  4. Meltzer, David, Willard Manning, Jeanette Morrison, Manish Shah, Lei Jin, Todd Guth, Wendy Levinson. "Effects of Physician Experience on Costs and Outcomes on an Academic General Medicine Service: Results of a Trial of Hospitalists." Annals of Internal Medicine ,137:866-874.2002.
  5. Meltzer, David. "Accounting for Future Costs in Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Journal of Health Economics. 16 (1): 33-64, 1997.

 

Degree Year Institution Area
BS 1986 Yale University Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Economics
PhD 1992 University of Chicago Economics 
MD 1993 University of Chicago Medicine
Residency 1996 Harvard Medical School Internal Medicine