Ted Melnick MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Biographical Info

Dr. Melnick completed his medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and his emergency medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Melnick's research focuses on clinical informatics implications in health services research, specifically improving clinical practice using computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS). Traditional CDS consists of alerts or reminders presented to the clinician regarding patient-specific recommendations. In this capacity, Dr. Melnick is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with a K08 career development award to pilot a formative process for creating a tool that integrates a patient-centered decision aid and CDS at the bedside for the management of minor head injury in the ED. This project will shift paradigms for CDS and the ED patient encounter by bringing CDS to the point-of-care for shared use by the patient and provider. The long term goal of Dr. Melnick's research program is to explore strategies to improve the electronic health record interface to bring the physician back to the bedside with tools that improve the value of care by better management of uncertainty.

Education & Training

Williams College (1999)
Georgetown University School of Medicine (2004)
Yale University School of Medicine (2014)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2005 - 2008)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (2004 - 2005)
Health Research and Health Policy Training Associate
Yale School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program (2012 - 2014)
Board Certification
Emergency Medicine, Board Certified  (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) -- PADS: Patient-Assisted Decision Support for Minor Head Injury
    Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (2013)
  • Service to Section Award
    American College of Emergency Physicians (2010)
  • Academic Achievement Award
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2008)
  • Best Resident Presenter
    Semi-Final National Emergency Medicine CPC Competition, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (2006)
  • Elected chief resident representative
    Executive Committee of the Medical Board, Mount Sinai Hospital (2007)

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