Eitan Melamed

Eitan Melamed, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Orthopedics
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Melamed is Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery for Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst, and Associate Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  
After receiving his medical degree and orthopedic surgery residency in Israel, Dr. Melamed completed a research fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center and hand fellowships at Beth Israel/Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Dr Melamed is a full member of both the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and actively serving on the Self-Assessment and Clinical Research and Grantsmanship Committees, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery.  Dr. Melamed specializes in hand and upper extremity and has extensive experience with taking care of children and adults with special needs, including cerebral palsy, stroke and brain injury patients, for whom hygiene and personal care were improved through surgery.  Subsequently, Dr. Melamed has collaborated with physicians from diverse backgrounds including physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, pediatrics, and primary care, with the aim of providing solutions to patients with neurological conditions.

His experience in working with the NYU Langone amputee clinic, led to the development of a clinical algorithm for treatment of stump neuroma and phantom pain.  As a hand surgeon with interest in peripheral nerve, Dr. Melamed was able to offer these patients Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, which enhances prosthetic use, physical rehabilitation, and quality of life.  Dr. Melamed also has the skills to treat adults and children with brachial plexus injuries.

Dr. Melamed brings new and innovative treatments for the following conditions:
• Peripheral nerve disorders including painful neuroma
• Traumatic and non-traumatic elbow pathology
• Spasticity surgery
• Wrist surgery 
• Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, and shoulder pain.

Education


MD, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Residency Orthopedic Surgery, Bnai Zion Medical Center
Fellowship, Hand Surgery: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
Fellowship, Hand Surgery: Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore