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Merle Myerson

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
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Education

  • BA, Columbia University, Barnard College
    Liberal Arts

  • EdD, Columbia University, Teachers College
    Applied and Exercise Physiology

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

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University Medical Center
    internal medicine

  • Post-doctorate, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
    Preventive Cardiology

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

  • Cardiology Fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    cardiology

Biography

    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.

Awards

  • 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

Research

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular risk factors and prevention of cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease in patients living with HIV

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

Pre-Exercise Heart Screening

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes 

Publications

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 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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