“As an internist, I look at myself as an important advisor to my patients. I believe in having a partnership with each of them, helping them to be healthy, and doing whatever I can to keep them on the road to health and long life. I believe that many illnesses are preventable when addressed quickly and proactively, and not necessarily always with medication.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Weight Loss and Wellness



Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and North Shore University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Manhasset, NY and New York, NY

Medical School

New York Medical College
Doctor of Medicine
Valhalla, NY

Undergraduate School

Rutgers University
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Newark, NJ

Hospital Affiliated With

Mercy Medical Center

Professional Associations

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
1989 – Present

American Medical Association (AMA)
1989 – Present

Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi)
1989 – Present

Personal Interests

I am married to Jenny, who helps me to stay focused on the important things in life. I am extremely proud of my children, Avi and Hannah, who keep me humble and laughing. In my free time, I love to watch sports, especially the O’s and the Ravens. I’m an avid runner and like to exercise. I’m a fan of many types of music and especially enjoy watching and listening to live music.


After completing a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at Rutgers University, Dr. Joel D. Meshulam was accepted to New York Medical College. After graduation in 1986, he began his residency in Internal Medicine, a three-year program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and North Shore University Hospital in New York.

In 1989, Dr. Meshulam moved to Baltimore and started as a private practitioner in the field of Internal Medicine. His first three years were spent in a group practice, which proved to be a valuable period of learning how to work in an office environment.

In 1992, Dr. Meshulam ventured out as a solo practitioner and has enjoyed a successful career over the last 26 years. He enjoys being his own boss and the freedom it gives him.

In addition to his office practice, Dr. Meshulam has always enjoyed working with seniors, having served as the medical director for a number of skilled nursing facilities and a continuing care retirement community.

He is currently the medical director of Transitional Care at Mercy, where he cares for patients trying to safely recover from hospitalization before returning home. Dr. Meshulam is also directly involved in the oversight of physicians working there, as well as policy and procedure development for continued excellence in care delivery to our residents. He has held this position since the unit first opened in 1996.

For the past 7 years, Dr. Meshulam has been a certified health coach with Optavia. The program focuses on achieving optimal health as well as a long and healthy life through personal coaching in the habits of health, as well as a method for reaching one’s healthy weight.

Dr Meshulam offers a concierge medical option to patients seeking a more enhanced model of care. He is connected with alternative care providers (acupuncturists, naturopathic physicians) and has knowledge and experience working with medical cannabis for pain relief and numerous other conditions.