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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Merle Myerson is a diligent and dedicated cardiologist caring for the New York, NY community. Dr. Myerson attended the State University of New York at Brooklyn, where she earned her degree in medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Myerson then completed a fellowship in preventive cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. She continued her training by completing two fellowships in cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Columbia University.
  • Dr. Myerson is a part of UMPA Cardiology at 125th Street. She is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and is a member of the National Lipid Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
  • Dr. Myerson believes in listening to each patient and creating a partnership to maintain and improve lifelong health.


  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center
  • Columbia University, Barnard College (Bachelor’s)
  • University of Texas, Southwestern, Fellowship in Cardiology
  • The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, Fellowship in Preventive Cardiology and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Duke University Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Duke University Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Columbia University, Teachers College, EdD in Applied and Exercise Physiology
  • Columbia University, Fellowship in Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Awards and Publications

  • Named “Luminary of Heart” for 10th Anniversary of “Go Red for Women” by American Heart Association, NYC Affiliate – 2013
  • Castle Connolly “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” – 2012 – 2014
  • NIH National Research Service Award, Arteriosclerosis, Mentor Henry Ginsberg, M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons – 1998 – 2000
  • Rose Biller Endowment Fund (NY) Scholarship – 1992 – 1993
  • Ciccolo J, Williams D, Dunsiger S, Bock B, Myerson M, Marcus B. Efficacy of resistance training as an aid to smoking cessation: rationale and design of the “Strength to Quit Study.” Mental Health and Physical Activity. 2014;7:95-103

Professional Memberships

  • National Lipid Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Wilderness Medical Society

Language Spoken

  • English