Dr. Myerson's Background
Dr. Merle Myerson is the founder and Director of the St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program and Pre-Exercise Heart Screening Program. She is also director of the Cardiology section, SLR Center for Comprehensive Care (HIV) Clinic. She graduated from Columbia University, Barnard College and received her medical degree from the State University of NY. She completed her internal medicine residency from Duke University Medical Center and clinical fellowship in Cardiology from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Myerson also holds a doctorate in Applied Physiology from Columbia University and post-doctoral work in preventive cardiology and epidemiology and in basic lipid research. She is a board-certified cardiologist.
She joined St. Luke's-Roosevelt in 2005 and also has an appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University. Prior to coming to the Hospital she was a Medical Officer at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. She is actively involved in research for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
- Medical School, 1993
- State University of New York Upstate Medical University
- Syracuse, NY