Merle Myerson, MD

Merle Myerson, MD

Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Pre-Exercise Heart Screening Program at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital

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

Dr. Myerson graduated from Columbia University, Barnard College.  In addition to her cardiology training, she also holds a doctorate in Applied and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University.  Prior to coming to Mount Sinai Roosevelt, she was a Medical Officer at the NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Dr. Myerson holds many leadership positions:

  • Board of Directors, NYC Affiliate of the American Heart Association where she also serves on the NY State Advocacy Committee
  • Fellow, National Lipid Association and Board of Directors, Northeast Region
  • Member, Sports Cardiology Section of the American College of Cardiology
  • Founder and Director, New York Clinical Lipid Forum (educational symposium for health care providers)
  • Established the first cardiovascular disease prevention program for patients living with HIV

She is an active clinical investigator and her research work includes:

  • Cardiovascular risk factors and prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Preventing cardiovascular disease in patients living with HIV
  • Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes

Dr. Myerson is a contributor to dLife, the premier platform to inform, inspire and connect people with diabetes, and to Sharecare, an online platform that allows you to ask questions and get answers from trusted healthcare experts.


Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2003
American Board of Clinical Lipidology, 2013

Medical School
State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, 1993

Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1993-1996

Cardiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1998-2001, Preventive Cardiology/Cardiovascular Epidemiology, The Mary Imogene Basset Hospital, Cooperstown, NY, 1996-1997
Doctorate, Applied and Exercise Physiology, Columbia University, 1989
NIH Research Award, Arteriosclerosis, 1998-99, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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