Shaanan Meyerstein, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., is a General Pediatrician and Lieutenant Commander in the US Public Health Service.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Columbia University in New York, Dr. Meyerstein received a doctorate in medicine from MSIH in 2010, completed a residency in Pediatrics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York, as well as a Master of Public Health at Hofstra University. Subsequently, he spent a year in Botswana with the Baylor International Pediatric HIV Initiative before moving to Washington D.C.
Since 2016, Dr Meyerstein has served as a Medical Officer for the Unaccompanied Children’s Program housed in the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. In this role, Dr. Meyerstein helps to provide technical medical consultation and quality oversight for ORR’s grantees across the country to ensure appropriate delivery of health care services to Unaccompanied minors within ORR care. Additionally, he helps with efforts to coordinate continuity of care for Unaccompanied Children with complex medical needs who are reunifying with family members throughout the nation.
Since 2014, Dr. Meyerstein has been a Pediatric Associate in the Emergency Department at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to maintain his clinical skills.