Melmed received his medical degree with distinction from the University of Cape Town, School of Medicine in 1970. At Cedars-Sinai since 1980, he is now senior vice president for academic affairs, and dean of the medical faculty. He is also professor and associate dean of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, and director of the Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He holds the Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Chair in Investigative Medicine. Melmed is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism; a Master of the American College of Physicians; an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Investigation; recipient of the Endocrinology Medal of the Royal Society of Medicine; the Endocrine Society Clinical Investigator Award; the Society of Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal; Ipsen Fondation Endocrine Regulation Award; the Pituitary Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is listed in BEST Doctors of America. At Cedars-Sinai, Melmed has spearheaded major academic growth and development by leading building efforts, recruiting talented nationally recognized faculty leadership, establishing new programs and maintaining standards of excellence for educational programs. His executive leadership continues to maintain Cedars-Sinai as a top tier academic medical center.