Eli O. Meltzer, M.D.

Eli Meltzer, MD, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, and past Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He is also a founder of the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Training Program at UCSD and for 25 years faculty for Allergy/Immunology Fellows at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.

For 41 years, Dr. Meltzer has been Co-director of Allergy & Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego. During this time he has participated in over 650 research studies focused on various aspects of respiratory diseases and has been a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He has lectured extensively throughout the world on topics including asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, pharmacotherapy, and immunotherapy and has authored more than 600 scientific publications.

Dr. Meltzer earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his fellowship training in allergy and clinical immunology at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Meltzer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (recipient, Distinguished Clinician Award), the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (recipient, Distinguished Fellow Award), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (recipient, Section on Allergy and Immunology’s Jerome Glaser Distinguished Service Award).

He has been a member of national and international advisory groups including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Pulmonary/Allergy Advisory Committee, the Rhinosinusitis Initiative, and the World Health Organization’s initiatives Allergic Rhinitis Impact on Asthma (ARIA) and InterAirways. He has also served as President of the San Diego Allergy Society, the California Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Dr Meltzer is listed in Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in America

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  • Senior Associate, Allergy & Asthma Medical Group and Research Center, A P.C.
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of California, San Diego


  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: 1992- Master in Allergy, 1993- Distinguished Fellow, 1994-Jaros Memorial Lecture
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: 2000-William Pierson Lecture, 2002- Distinguished Clinician
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Allergy and Immunology: 2003-Jerome Glaser Distinguished Service
  • The Best Doctors in America, Allergy and Immunology
  • America's Top Doctors
  • Guide to Top Doctors, Allergy and Immunology
  • Guide to America's Top Pediatiricans
  • San Diego Best Doctors, Allergy & Immunology, San Diego Magazine
  • Sharp Community Medical Group, 2005 - Excellence in Patient Satistfaction
  • Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, 2009 - International Distinguished Professor
  • Annual Rady Children’s Hospital Dinner - "Outstanding dedication, counseling, and commitment to ensure the physical and mental well-being of all physicians on the medical staff of Rady Children's Hospital." 2009