About Alec Meleger, MD

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital Spine Center
159 Wells Ave
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-243-5777
Fax: 617-243-6110

Medical Education

  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Med.
  • MD, Albert Einstein college of medicine
  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni
  • Residency, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of California Davis Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Accepted Insurance Plans

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.


  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Meleger A, Borg-Stein J: Acupuncture and Sports Medicine: AReview of Published Studies. Medical Acupuncture Fall 1999/Winter 2000; 11(2)

    Fishman SM, Smith H, Meleger A, Seibert JA. Radiation Safetyin Pain Medicine. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2002; 27: 296-305.

    Borg-Stein J,Seroussi RE, Gomba L, Meleger A et al. Safety and Efficacy ofPercutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy in the Management of Subacute RadiatingLow Back Pain. Pain Practice. June 2003, 3(2), 125.

    Audette JF, Emenike EL, Meleger AL. Neuropathic Low BackPain. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2005 Jun;9(3):168-77.

    Meleger AL. Muscle relaxants and antispasticity agents. Phys Med Rehabil Clin NAm 2006 May; 17(2) :401-13. 

    Meleger AL, Krivickas LS. Neck and back pain: musculoskeletal disorders. NeurolClin. 2007 May;25(2):419-38. Review.

    Meleger AL: Cervical Stenosis. In Frontera WR: Essentials ofPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2008, pp27-31.

    Shinchuk LM, Chiou P, Czarnowski V, Meleger AL. Demographics and attitudes of chronic pain patients who seek onlinepain-related medical information: implications for health care providers. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Feb;89(2):141-6

    Audette JF, Walker, J, Meleger AL: Neuropathic Low BackPain.  In Jay GW: Practical Guideto Chronic Pain Syndromes. Informa Healthcare, 2009, pp 206-227.