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Ethan Meltzer, MD

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Ethan Meltzer, MD


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, MD


Residency, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Neuroimmunology, Dell Medical School

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Ethan Meltzer, MD, is a board-certified neurologist in UT Health Austin’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He specializes in assisting patients with multiple sclerosis and other related neuroimmunologic diseases, including neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, and autoimmune encephalitis. Additionally, Dr. Meltzer is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology and serves as the Associate Program Director of the Neurology Residency Program for the Dell Medical School.

Dr. Meltzer earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed both an internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology through Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology at the Dell Medical School.

Dr. Meltzer’s research focuses on studying the eye to seek a better understanding of the development and progression of multiple sclerosis and similar diseases as well as new mechanisms of disease treatment. He is a renowned educator with multiple teaching awards and an upcoming book on teaching the clinical method in neurology.


  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Transverse myelitis

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Awards & Honors

  • Best Multiple Sclerosis Research, European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Clinical Learning Environment Award, Dell Medical School
  • Graduate Medical Education (GME) Clinical Learning Environment Award, Dell Medical School
  • Medical Education Certificate, Harvard Medical School
  • Neurology Medical Science Prize, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Research Scholar, Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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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. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • 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 Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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