Ted Melnick, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine: York Street

Center for Biomedical Data Science

Medical Informatics, Yale Center for

Yale Medicine


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 the role of empathy in clinical care, EHR usability, and concussion. Dr. Melnick is now over four years into a K08 award with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The goal of this award is to improve clinical decisions around mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI or concussion) by shifting the paradigm for concussion care in the emergency department from unnecessary diagnostic imaging to better aftercare. The first aim of this award was to identify non-clinical, human factors that promote or inhibit the appropriate use of CT imaging in patients with minor head injury. The findings from this phase of the study were presented as a plenary paper at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. Since then, he has designed, developed, and performed pilot implementation on a patient- and clinician-facing tablet computer app, called Concussion or Brain Bleed, that integrates a patient decision aid and clinician decision support at the bedside to engage and educate minor head injury patients and identify and address their concerns.

Education & Training

MHS Yale University School of Medicine, Clinical Informatics (2014)
MD Georgetown University School of Medicine (2004)
BA Williams College (1999)
Health Research and Health Policy Training Associate Yale School of Medicine
Chief Resident Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Resident Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Intern Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2009)
Board Certification AB of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics (2016)

Honors & Recognition

  • Young Investigator AwardSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine (2017)

  • Plenary SessionSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting (2015)

  • AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (2013)

  • Service to Section AwardAmerican College of Emergency Physicians (2010)

  • Informatics Section Grant American College of Emergency Physicians (2008)

  • Academic Achievement AwardDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2008)

  • Elected chief resident representativeExecutive Committee of the Medical Board, Mount Sinai Hospital (2007)

  • Best Resident PresenterSemi-Final National Emergency Medicine CPC Competition, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (2006)

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