Esther Melamed at UT Health Austin

Esther Melamed, MD, PhD

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Languages

French , Georgian , Hebrew , Russian


Education

University of California, Los Angeles, MD

University of California, Los Angeles, PhD


Residency/Fellowship

Internship, Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Residency, Neurology, Stanford University

Fellowship, Neuroimmunology, Stanford University

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Esther Melamed, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurologist in UT Health Austin’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences and serves as the Research Director of UT Health Austin’s Post-COVID-19 Program. She specializes in caring for patients with multiple sclerosis, neuro-inflammatory conditions, neuromyelitis optica, and transverse myelitis. Additionally, Dr. Melamed is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical Department of Neurology.

Dr. Melamed earned both her medical degree and doctorate through the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and both a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuroimmunology at Stanford University.

Dr. Melamed is a principal investigator of a group of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin working on understanding genetic, environmental, and sex differences in multiple sclerosis and advancing patient-specific treatments for multiple sclerosis care. She founded the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Clinic at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin. She is also a recipient of several Neurology Clerkship Medical Student Teaching Awards, the University of California, Los Angeles Chancellor’s Humanitarian Award, Chancellor’s Service Award, and Women 4 Change Leadership Award.

For information on Dr. Melamed’s research lab, please click here.

Specializations

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuro-inflammatory conditions
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Transverse myelitis

Board Certification

  • American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

  • Chancellor’s (Charles E Young) Humanitarian Award, University of California, Los Angeles
  • National Research Service Award Fellowship, National Institutes of Health
  • Neurology Clerkship Medical Student Teaching Award, Stanford University
  • Owens Medical Foundation Grant Award, The University of Texas at Austin
  • R25 Research Grant Award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • R25 Supplement Research Grant Award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Senate of College Council’s Professor of the Semester, The University of Texas at Austin

Locations

Locations

  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Clinical Research/Studies

Clinical Research/Studies

For information on Dr. Melamed’s research lab, please click here.

Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Out of network for all Humana Medicare HMO Plans)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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