Ted Melnick MD, FACEP

Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine and Residential College Associate Fellow in Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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 guideline implementation using computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS). Traditional CDS consists of alerts or reminders presented to the clinician regarding patient-specific recommendations. In this capacity, in May 2013 Dr. Melnick will commence work on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality K08 career development award that will 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.

Dr. Melnick was the Principal Investigator for an ACEP Informatics Section Grant that assessed the feasibility of translating current ACEP practice guidelines into computerized CDS. Dr. Melnick has also an active member of the national clinical practice guideline development group for emergency medicine, the ACEP Clinical Policies Committee since 2007. The long term goal of Dr. Melnick's research program is to explore strategies to change the acute care clinical encounter paradigm by developing systematic patient-centered methods that promote transparent, shared, informed decision-making to safely reduce resource utilization, costs, and cancer risk associated with ionizing radiation. He plans to devote his career to overcoming the design challenges to effective CDS thus incorporating CDS that is useful, usable, promotes shared decision-making, and is seamlessly integrated into clinical workflow.


Education & Training

B.A.
Williams College (1999)
M.D.
Georgetown University School of Medicine (2004)
M.H.S.
Yale University School of Medicine (2014)
Resident
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2005 - 2008)
Intern
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (2004 - 2005)
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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