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Melvyn Hecht, MD
Deputy Director, Geriatric Medicine
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4721 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11219
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Melvyn Hecht, MD


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Dr. Melvin L. Hecht is a physician in the Department of Medicine, Geriatric Division, at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.   Dr. Hecht has been the Deputy Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides since January of 2009.  Prior to joining Maimonides, he was the Chief Medical Officer and VP for Medical Affairs at Youville Hospital in Cambridge, MA.

Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated
Dr. Hecht treats a wide variety of conditions including:
  • Adult medicine treatments
  • Geriatric Frailty and dementia
  • Complex Chronic Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis
Treatments and Procedures
Dr. Hecht offers a number of treatments and procedures such as:
  • Complex chronic disease treatment
  • Rehabilitation and recovery of older adults
  • Memory difficulties care
  • Transitional care of geriatric patients
  • Pain and palliative care
Dr. Melvin L. Hecht has a published and presented extensively, and has special research interests in managing the complex diseases of aging, memory disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease, rehabilitation and recovery of older adults, and technology and its use in sustaining the health of older adults.  He is a member of the teaching staff at Maimonides Medical Center, and has partnered with other physician and clinical leaders in the development of Maimonides' Total Care Management Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents, which focuses on safe transitions from hospital to home or other healthcare facilities.  He has been a Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Downstate Medical Center.    Dr. Hecht has been recognized by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center as a Compassionate Caregiver.

Life Interests
Compassion, support and total care of geriatric patients
Medical Education:
Medical School:
Boston University Medical Center
Kings County Hospital Center, SUNY Downstate
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Board Certification:

Department and Division:
  • Medicine
  • Geriatrics

Office Hours:
Primary Address:
4721 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11219


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