Faculty Profile

David Meltzer
Section of Hospital Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Fanny L. Pritzker Professor; Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine;Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Academic Interests

Dr. Meltzer trained in internal medicine and has a PhD in economics. One major area of his work aims to improve the cost and quality of hospital care. He has studied the effects of hospitalists on costs and outcomes and developed the Comprehensive Care Physician Model. His other main research focus is on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis, which he is applying in the context of diabetes and prostate cancer

Clinical Interests

General internal medicine, prostate cancer, disease prevention.


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  • BS, 1986, Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Economics
  • PhD, 1992, The University of Chicago, Economics
  • MD, 1993, The University of Chicago
  • Residency, 1996, Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine