Dr. Hal Meltzer is chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a professor of neurosurgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is also neurosurgical director of Rady Children's Craniofacial Program and is a pioneer in the development of minimally invasive and endoscopic craniosynostosis surgeries.
Board certified in both neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery, he has been on the Hospital's medical staff for more than 15 years. After graduating from the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, he completed his residency and training in adult and pediatric neurosurgery at UC San Diego Medical Center, Rady Children's, and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Meltzer's clinical interests include craniofacial surgery/craniosynostosis, developmental anomalies of the nervous system, Chiari malformations, tethered spinal cord, spina bifida, pediatric head injury, hydrocephalus, vagal nerve stimulators for epilepsy, and minimally invasive/endoscopic surgeries.
He has performed more than 300 craniofacial/craniosynostosis procedures, authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters, and is internationally recognized for pediatric craniofacial surgery.