617-243-5777 Spine Center/Newton Wellesley Hospital
Medical Director, Spaulding Outpatient Center Medford
Director, Spaulding/Harvard Pain Medicine Fellowship
Interventional physiatrist, Spine Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Research and Clinical Interests: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Interventional Spine Care , Musculoskeletal Medicine, Comprehensive Pain Management
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1996
Residency: Spaulding/Harvard PM&R Residency Program, 2000
Fellowship: University of California-Davis Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, 2001
Languages: Russian(fluent), Spanish and French(minor proficiency)
Meleger A, Borg-Stein J: Acupuncture and Sports Medicine: A Review of Published Studies. Medical Acupuncture Fall 1999/Winter 2000; 11(2)
Meleger A: Cervical Stenosis. In Frontera WR (ed): Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 2002, pp 30-34.
Fishman SM, Smith H, Meleger A, Seibert JA. Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2002; 27: 296-305. Meleger AL: Cervical Stenosis. In Silver JK (ed): Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Review & Self Assessment. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 2003, pp 17-18.
Burke DT, Meleger A, Schneider JC. Eye Movements and Ongoing Task Processing. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2003, 96, 1330-1338.
Borg-Stein J, Seroussi RE, Gomba L, Meleger A et al. Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy in the Management of Subacute Radiating Low Back Pain. Pain Practice. June 2003, 3(2), 125.
Audette JF, Emenike EL, Meleger AL. Neuropathic Low Back Pain. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2005 Jun;9(3):168-77. Meleger AL. Muscle relaxants and antispasticity agents. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2006 May; 17(2) :401-13.
Poster Presentations Meleger A, Burke DT. Effect of Naltrexone on Significant Post Traumatic Abulia and FIM Profile. AAP Annual Conference, February 1999
Meleger A. HIV Associated AIDP Presenting with Thoracic Back Pain. AAPMR Annual Assembly, November 1999
Protopapas MG, Meleger AL Schmorls Node Formation As A Complication of Provocative Discography: A Case Report." AAP annual conference, March 3-6, 2006 Carayannopoulos, AG, Meleger, AL "A Case of Transient Global Amnesia Resulting from Musculoskeletal Examination." 15th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. May 17, 2006
I would like to thank Dr, Frankel and the 6th floor staff for all you have done for me while at Spaulding. Since my return in Israel, I am doing fine. I am sure the foundations of my fast recovery have been laid at Spaulding, and am very grateful for what you and your staff have done during my stay.