Sara J. Meltzer

Sara Meltzer


Sara J. Meltzer, MD, FRCPC, FACP, CSPQ(Endo)

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology

McGill University Health Centre - Royal Victoria Hospital, Glen site
Room C4.5187, 1001 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, QC H4A 3J1

Tel: 514-934-1934 ext. 35097

sara.meltzer [at]

Biographical Sketch

Medicine completed at University of Alberta; Residency in Internal Medicine at McGill; Fellowship in Endocrinology at McGill and University of Paris, France.  Chaired the initial CDA clinical Practice Guidelines in 1998; chaired the pregnancy section in 2003.  Inaugural chair of the Canadian Diabetes in Pregnancy Study (CanDIPS) Group and as such participated in the consensus panel for the IADPSG (International Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups) suggesting new diagnostic criteria for GDM.  Invited participant in the WHO expert panel to re-assess the diagnostic criteria to define hyperglycemia in pregnancy.


Diabetes, pregnancy, gestational diabetes, pump therapy, nutrition

Research or Clinical Activities

Primarily a clinician managing type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy, diabetes in pregnancy and some general endocrinology.  Research interests related to diagnostic criteria and management of gestational diabetes and in-hospital care.  Clinical research on the diagnostic criteria for GDM (prospective, randomized trial of 3 diagnostic methods, including costs in 5800 women); long-term offspring and maternal outcomes of glucose intolerance in pregnancy; and various smaller studies assessing aspects of care and nutrition.

Selected Recent Publications

Meltzer SJ Unhealthy lifestyles and gestational diabetes. BMJ 2014; 349:g5549  doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5549

Diagnostic criteria and classification of hyperglycaemia first detected in pregnancy   Editors: WHO; Number of pages: 63 Publication date: 2013; Languages: English; WHO reference number: WHO/NMH/MND/13.2; Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy (pdf 750.56kb)

Pre-pregnancy care: a shared responsibility. Meltzer SJ. Diabetes Care. 2010 Dec;33(12):2713-5. doi: 10.2337/dc10-1744

Following in mother's footsteps? Mother-daughter risks for insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease 15 years after gestational diabetes. Egeland GM, Meltzer SJ. Diabet Med. 2010 Mar;27(3):257-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2010.02944.x.

Treatment of gestational diabetes. Meltzer SJ. BMJ. 2010 Apr 1;340:c1708. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1708

Gestational diabetes mellitus screening and diagnosis: a prospective randomised controlled trial comparing costs of one-step and two-step methods. Meltzer SJ, Snyder J, Penrod JR, Nudi M, Morin L. BJOG. 2010 Mar;117(4):407-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02475.x

PubMed Publications – S. Meltzer


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