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Stephen Joseph Meltzer, MD

Professor of Medicine
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Titles

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Oncology

Expertise

Abdominal Pain, Barrett's Esophagus, Bloating, Burping, Belching, Celiac Disease, Chest Pain, Clinical Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases, Diverticulitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gallbladder, Gallstones, Gas, Gastroenterology, Heartburn, Hiccups, Hoarseness, Indigestion, Malabsorption, Rectal Bleeding, Reflux and Burning, Stomach Pain, Stomach Ulcer, Swallowing Disorders, Weight Loss

Biography

Dr. Stephen J. Meltzer is a Professor of Medicine and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, Division of Gastroenterology. He is the Director of GI Early Detection Biomarkers Laboratory. His research interests are Gastrointestinal cancer and precancer biomarker discover, development and validation; genomics, epigenomics and bioinformatics, early detection of cancer, outcomes research in cancer and precancer, risk stratification prediction in cancer and precancer, Barrett''s esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease-associated cancer, liver cancer and gastric cancer. After receiving degree in Medicine at the State University of New York Medical School, Dr. Meltzer interned at Tulane University in New Orleans and University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He completed his fellowship training program in the University of Colorado and the Lenox Hill Hospital. He was an Assistant Professor in UCLA, Center for Health Science in 1987. Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2006, he was Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Founder and Head of Aero digestive Cancer/Biomarker Program in School of Medicine, University of Maryland at Baltimore. He is an Associate Editor of Cancer Research and a member of the editorial board of Esophageal. He has published 152 original scientific papers in high-impact scientific journals. He also has 43 chapters, review articles, editorials, or letters to the editor; 1 book; and 139 abstracts to his name. He has given a plethora of invited lectures around the world, all involving his principal field of esophageal and gastrointestinal cancer research. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious national and international awards, including the Robert and Sally D. Funderburg Award in Gastric Cancer Biology and membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Special Interests: Gastrointestinal cancer and precancer biomarker discover, development and validation; genomics, epigenomics and bioinformatics, early detection of cancer, outcomes research in cancer and precancer, risk stratification prediction in cancer and precancer. Barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease-associated cancer, liver cancer, gastric cancer
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  • Education +

    Training

    • SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine ( Buffalo NY ) (1979)

    Residencies

    • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine/Internal Medicine ( Galveston TX ) (1982)

    Fellowships

    • Lenox Hill Hospital/Gastroenterology ( New York NY ) (1985)
    • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center/Gastroenterology ( Denver CO ) (1984)

    Certifications

    • Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1985)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1982)
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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-933-7495
    Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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