Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD

Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

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(858) 657-7000

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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This content was provided by Dr. Meltzer "Dr. Meltzer is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and performs the majority of his procedures at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. His clinical interests span all of pediatric neurosurgery and include endoscopic treatment of craniosynostoses. Dr. Meltzer performs well over 200 pediatric operative procedures per year. His research interests include central nervous system stem cells and the molecular biology of brain tumors. He joined the Division of Neurosurgery in 1997 after completing his pediatric neurosurgical training at UC San Diego Health and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University. He is board-certified in neurosurgery. Recognized nationally for his humanistic approach to the care of children, Dr. Meltzer He has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including Reader's Digest, McCall's, the New York Times, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He also appeared on the television show It's a Miracle."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

1  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Hal Meltzer, MD
Put a vp shunt sideways in my son's brain and denied it as viral or constipation for almost a year Refused to do a work up it was not till my son was in emergency brain surgery at another hospital that we found out it probably never worked. We needed a shunt because he have to much medication...Read More
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