Cathleen Bairey Merz, MD, Cardiology, Los Angeles, CA

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Cardiology Los Angeles, CA

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Failure & Transplantation

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Education & Training

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1985 - 1988
  • UCSF
    UCSFResidency, Internal Medicine, 1982 - 1985
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1981
  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoBA, Biological Sciences, with Honors, 1973 - 1977

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1983 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • The Journal of Women’s Health Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women’s Health Research 2012
  • Distinguished Scientist (Clinical Domain) Award American College of Cardiology, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Cardiac risk factors and myocardial perfusion reserve in women with microvascular conronary dysfunction  
    Agarwal M, Shufelt S, Mehta PK, Gill E, Berman DS, Li D, Sharif B, Li N, Bairey Merz CN, Thomson LEJ, Cardiovascular Diagnosis & Therapy, 9/1/2013
  • A preliminary investigation on the acceptance, feasibility, and safety of acupuncture in the intensive care unit  
    Yeh EC, Mirocha JJ, Brantman A, Ma XL, Qiao Y, Bairey Merz CN, Jones H, SAGE, 3/1/2013
  • Anxiety Associations with Cardiac Symptoms, Angiographic Disease Severity and Healthcare Utilization: The NHLBI-Sponsored Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation  
    Rutledge T, Kenkre TS, Bittner V, Krantz DS, Thompson DV, Linke SE, Eastwood JA, Eteiba W, Cornell CE, Vaccarino V, Pepine CJ, Johnson BD, Bairey Merz CN, Int J Cardiol, 2/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Perceptions of Health-Related Quality of Life, Psychosocial Stress, and Functional Capacity
    Mou Y, Mehta PK, Li N, Shufelt C, Fulton L, Agboto V, Neal D, Bairey Merz CN, The American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition, 11/2/2013
  • Comparison of Fully Quantitative and Semi-Quantitative Measure of Women’s Myocardial Perfusion Reserve for Diagnosis of Microvascular Dysfunction. Accepted poster pres...
    Chen D, Sharif B, Haftbaradaran A, Zaya M, Shufelt C, Mehta P, Berman D, Thomson L, Li D, Bairey Merz CN, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2/1/2013
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Myocardial Perfusion and Diastolic Function
    Haftabaradaran A; Mehta P; Agarwal M; Sharif B PhD; Chen D PhD; Shufelt C;Gill E; Lentz,G; Berman D; Slomka P; Minissian M; Li D; C; Bairey Merz CN;. Thomson L, SCMR, 2/1/2013
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  • Cardiovascular Disease in Women 
    2019 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, Philadelphia - 4/12/2019
  • Estrogen, HRT, Atherosclerosis and Outcomes: What do we know? 
  • Health and Wellness: The Most Up-to-Date Information Every Woman Should Know 
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