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Micah Meltzer, MD

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Micah Meltzer


Assistant Teaching Professor

Health Sciences Department

Micah Meltzer, MD, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology from Boston University. After graduating, he continued his undergraduate research examining the role small molecules have in skeletal muscle and bone cell lineage commitment. Meltzer developed a novel high-throughput system to test large libraries of compounds for new, potentially therapeutic, molecules that influence bone cell commitment. He then attended SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, receiving his medical degree in 2014, and has since been teaching health sciences to undergraduate and graduate students alike. His special interests include musculoskeletal physiology and evolutionary medicine.

Academic Distinctions

Certificate in Nursing and Health Professions Education at Drexel University

Faculty Fellowships

Research Fellow at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine 2012

Professional Society

Human Anatomy and Physiology (teaching) Society (HAPS)
American Physiological Society (APS)
American Association of Anatomists (AAA)

Selected Publications

Micah Meltzer. Human Anatomy and Physiology Teacher’s Society (HAPS) Physiology “Teaching Tip” published 11.28.18:

Micah Meltzer, Cameron Gibson. Psychosomatic Effects of Stretching in the Wilderness Setting. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Volume 24, Issue 3, p293, September 2013.

Micah Meltzer+, Ariana Darcy+, JM, SL, KV, Monty Montano. A novel library screen identifies immunosuppressors that promote osteoblast differentiation. Bone. 50(6): 1294-303, June 2012.

Micah Meltzer, KL, YN, MG, JY, Monty Montano. The RNA editor gene ADAR1 is induced in myoblasts by inflammatory ligands and buffers stress response. Clinical and Translational Science. 3(3): 73-80, June 2010.

Paola Sebastiani, Monty Montano, …Micah Meltzer … Gary Ruvkun, Clinton T. Baldwin and Thomas T. Perls. RNA Editing Genes Associated with Extreme Old Age in Humans and With Lifespan in C. elegans. PLoS ONE. 4(12): e8210, Dec. 2009.

Doctorate of Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY (2010 – 2014)
Graduated with Distinction in Research.

Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology
Boston University, Boston, MA (2004 – 2008)
Magna Cum Laude