Shaanan Meyerstein, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., has worked for the last two years as General Pediatrician in the ER at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
In September of 2016, Dr. Meyerstein began working as a medical officer for the Department of Health and Human Services Unaccompanied Children’s (UC) program within the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
In 2016, the UC program received nearly 60,000 referrals to place children into ORR-funded programs and shelters across the country — primarily for children from Central and Latin America coming to the United States without parents or legal guardians.
Dr. Meyerstein provides medical consultation and oversight to ensure delivery of appropriate health care services to UC within ORR care, including infectious disease screening. He also oversees contact investigations if children are diagnosed with reportable diseases, such as Ttuberculosis and varicella. His special interest and focus is supporting minors with complex medical needs. During his tenure at ORR, Dr. Meyerstein has become a Commissioned Officer, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, in the U.S. Public Health Service. He also continues to work in the ER one evening a week to maintain his clinical skills.
During his tenure at ORR, Dr. Meyerstein has become a commissioned officer, with the rank of lieutenant commander, in the U.S. Public Health Service. He also continues to work in the ER one evening a week to maintain his clinical skills.
Dr. Meyerstein received a doctorate in medicine from MSIH in 2010, completed his residency in pediatrics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, and spent a year in Botswana with the Baylor International Pediatric HIV Initiative before moving to D.C.