Dr. Myerson's Background
Merle Myerson, MD, EdD, FACC, FNLA
Bassett Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Cooperstown NY
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University, Teachers College
Dr. Merle Myerson is cardiologist and board-certified lipidologist and an expert in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and sports cardiology.
Dr. Myerson graduated from Columbia University, Barnard College. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York (with Distinction in Research) and completed her internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center. She subsequently completed her Cardiology fellowship at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Myerson also holds a doctorate in Applied and Exercise Physiology from Teachers College, Columbia University and post-doctoral work in preventive cardiology and epidemiology and in basic lipid research.
From 2003-2005 she was a Medical Officer at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health and then moved to St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in NYC where she was director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program & Lipid Clinic, Pre-Exercise Heart Screening Program, and Cardiology Section in the HIV Clinic until 2015. She joined Bassett Medical Center, a Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons affiliate in 2016 and also continues her research work at Columbia.
Her research activities focus on cardiovascular disease risk factors including the diagnosis and treatment of high cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, smoking, and sedentary lifestyle as well as cardiovascular disease in women. Other areas of research include prevention cardiovascular disease in patients living with HIV, screening to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes, and how exercise helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
- Medical School, 1993
- State University of New York Upstate Medical University
- Syracuse, NY