Dr. Hal Steven Meltzer MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. Hal Meltzer is a neurosurgeon in San Diego, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego and UC San Diego Health System. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Meltzer accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego and one of 11 at UC San Diego Health System who specialize in Neurological Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: Pediatric

Hospital Affiliation

Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego

UC San Diego Health System
Ranked #25 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Diego
Residency, General Surgery, 1989–1990

University of California at San Diego
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1990–1997

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1989

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified 12 years in Neurological Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAANS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Complications associated with prolonged hypertonic saline therapy in children with elevated intracranial pressure.
Gonda, D. D.,Meltzer, H. S.,Crawford, J. R.,Hilfiker, M. L.,Shellington, D. K.,Peterson, B. M.,Levy, M. L.

Nonsyndromic Craniosynostosis: The Rady Children's Hospital Approach.
Wong, R. K., Emelin, J. K., Meltzer, H. S., Levy, M. L., Cohen, S. R.

Craniofacial reconstruction as a treatment for elevated intracranial pressure.
Baird, L.C., Gonda, D., Cohen, S.R., Evers, L.H., Lefloch, N., Levy, M.L., Meltzer, H.S.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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