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angle-left Sara Meltzer, MD, FRCPC, FACP, CSPQ

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Associate Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology



Diabetes • pregnancy • clinical management of diabetes • diet in diabetes • gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)

Research Focus

My research focuses on clinical and epidemiological studies in the area of diabetes and pregnancy. With collaborators, I completed an assessment of diagnostic tests and their costs for gestational diabetes with a study population of 5480 women. Dr. G. Egeland and I evaluated the long-term maternal and daughter risks and outcomes after gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) (99 affected and 100 control pairs). Presently, I have been involved in planning and participating in research evaluating the effect of sleep apnea on outcomes of women with and without GDM. and evaluating preventive therapies for women post-GDM and their families in Canada and India.

Selected Publications

  • Meltzer S, Snyder J, Penrod J, Nudi M, Morin L. Gestational diabetes mellitus screening and diagnosis: a prospective randomised controlled trial comparing costs of one-step and two-step methods. BJOG 2010 (117): 407–415.

  • International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) Consensus Panel. IADPSG Recommendations on the Diagnosis and Classification of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy IADPSG Consensus Panel Member: SJ Meltzer as an author member of the IADPSG Consensus Panel Diabetes Care 2010: 33(3) 676-682.

  • Egeland, GM, Meltzer SJ. Nature and Nurture - Following in Mom's Footsteps: Montreal Mother-Daughter Gestational Diabetes Case-Control Cohort. Diabetic Medicine 2010(27): 257-265.

  • Meltzer Sara J. Treatment of gestational diabetes – Editorial BMJ 2010;340:c1708

  • World Health Organization Monograph: Diagnostic Criteria and Classification of Hyperglycaemia First Detected in Pregnancy. WHO/NMH/MND/13.2 Accessed on website Publication date: August 22, 2013 (Guideline Development Group: Agarwal MM; Boulvain M; Coetzee E, Coligiuri S; Falavigna M; Hod M; Meltzer S; Metzger B; Omori Y; Rasa I; Schmidt MI; Seshiah V; Simmons D; Sobngwi E; Torloni R; and Yang H) ( )