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Merle Myerson

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center

  • BA, Columbia University, Barnard College

  • EdD, Columbia University, Teachers College

  • MD, State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University Medical Center

  • Post-doctorate, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital

  • NIH National Research Service Award, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Cardiology Fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Duke University Hospital

  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital

  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

  • Fellowship, Cardiology
    Columbia Univ College of Physicians & Surgeons


    Dr. Myerson is a cardiologist and board-certified lipid (cholesterol) specialist and expert in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.  She is founder and director of the Mount Sinai Roosevelt and St. Luke's Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program & Lipid Clinic, Pre-Exercise Heart Screening Program, and Cardiology Section in the Institute for Advanced Medicine HIV Clinic.

    She graduated from Columbia University, Barnard College and earned her medical degree (with Distinction in Research) from State University of New York, Brooklyn.  She completed her internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center and cardiology training at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  In addition she earned a doctorate in Applied and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University and two post-doctorates, one in Preventive Cardiology and the other in basic lipid research from Columbia University.

    Dr. Myerson holds many leadership positions including Board of Directors in both American Heart Association New York City Affiliate and National Lipid Association Northeast Chapter, American College of Cardiology (Sports Cardiology Section), and Women's Heart New York. She is Director of the New York Clinical Lipid Forum, an educational symposium for health care providers.

    She is an active clinical investigator and her research work includes: cardiovascular risk factors and prevention of cardiovascular disease, treating cardiovascular disease in patients living with HIV, and screening to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes and Women's heart health.

    Dr. Myerson holds faculty appointments in both Cardiology and Infectious Diseases.


  • 2014 -
    Castle Connolly Top Doctors of the New York Metro Area

  • 2013 -
    Luminary of Heart for 10th Anniversary of Go Red for Women
    American Heart Association


Cardiovascular disease in patients living with HIV

Detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and risk factors in patients who are living with HIV. 

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular risk factors and prevention of cardiovascular disease

Pre-Exercise Heart Screening

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes 


Myerson M, Poltavskiy E, Armstrong E, Kim S, Sharp V, Band H. Prevalence, Treatment, and Control of Dyslipidemia and Hypertension in 4278 HIV Outpatients. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 2014 August; 66(4): 370-377.

Myerson M, Malvestutto C, Aberg JA. Management of Lipid Disorders in Patients Living with HIV. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2014.

Myerson M, Cody S, Taylor H, Rosamond WD, Goff D Jr. Declining Severity of Myocardial Infarction 1987-2002: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study . Circulation 2009; 119: 503-514.

Myerson M, Sanchez-Ross M, Sherrid MV. Pre-Participation Athletic Screening for Genetic Heart Disease [review]. Progress in Cardiovascular Disease 2012; 54: 543-552.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Myerson during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; sanofi-aventis

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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