Melto James Eliades
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Melto James Eliades, MD, MPH

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About Me

Dr. James Eliades is an Emergency Medicine physician and epidemiologist. He is Co-Director of the Global Health Division, Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Arnhold Institute for Global Health. In his role as Co-Director, he coordinates activities within the Global Health division including project design and implementation, research, educational and advocacy initiatives.

In addition to his work as an emergency physician, Dr. Eliades has worked in global health for over 20 years for U.S.G. and U.N. agencies, non-governmental organizations, and was previously faculty in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The focus of his work has included humanitarian response and refugee health, emergency health systems development, and malaria control and prevention in over 30 countries. Dr. Eliades’ current work focuses on strengthening the delivery of emergency medicine globally through partnership at sites in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, and domestically serving Native American communities in South Dakota and New Mexico. He also specializes in improving and expanding the delivery of prevention and treatment interventions for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. He has served on WHO's technical expert group for artemisinin resistance, and numerous other advisory groups.

Dr. Eliades has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, CDC MMWRs, and book chapters. He recently returned from two years in Southeast Asia running a four-country, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded malaria elimination initiative. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, a medical degree from Wayne State University, a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has basic conversational skills in Spanish and French.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West