Dr. Julian Melamed is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated with a BS degree and an MBBCh (MD equivalent) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his internship at the Johannesburg General Hospital and emigrated to the US shortly thereafter to pursue a career in immunology.
His training in the US included a 3 year residency at Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, PA in internal medicine. He completed two fellowships in Allergy and Immunology. At Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in NYC, he spent 3 years doing clinical pediatric allergy and basic immunology. He spent another year doing a combined pediatric and adult fellowship at Harvard Medical School working at both Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He went on to join Harvard Medical School faculty performing basic immunology research as well as teaching students and fellows in training at the allergy clinic.
In 1983 Dr. Melamed joined Allergy and Asthma Specialists where he continues to see patients of all ages. He has continued to be involved in clinical research and has been a principle investigator in a number clinical studies.
Dr. Melamed is board certified in both internal medicine and allergy and clinical immunology. He does participate in the Maintenance of Certification program in allergy and immunology. Dr. Melamed has published over 40 original research and clinical studies. He has served as both the treasurer and vice president of the American Lung Association of New England. He is the past president of the Massachusetts Allergy and Asthma Society and has served as the chief of allergy at Lowell General Hospital.. He also is on several committees of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.
Dr. Melamed is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and a fellow of the American College of Allergy and Asthma.
Dr. Melamed has been awarded the Top Doctor award on two occasions, the most recent being in 2010-11. In 2013 he received the Superdoc award. Dr. Melamed has an interest in medical informatics (use of computers in medicine).
Regarding his personal philosophy in treating patients he is quoted as follows:
“I feel it is important as a specialist not just to treat allergic complaints but to understand the ‘whole’ patient in terms of their non allergy related conditions, family and socioeconomic dynamics and cultural biases. The cross generational experience I have gathered treating 3 or 4 generations of families has in particular been rewarding but also educational.”
Dr. Melamed enjoys classical music and bicycle riding. He has ridden in over 20 charity rides for the American Lung Association totaling over 3000 miles.