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C Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center

Director, Clinical Scholars Program

Medical Director, Women's Heart Center

Professor, Medicine

Women's Guild Chair in Women's Health

Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A3600
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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310-423-9680

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310-423-9681

C Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center

Director, Clinical Scholars Program

Medical Director, Women's Heart Center

Professor, Medicine

Women's Guild Chair in Women's Health

  • IM/Cardiology

Angina

Chest Pains

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

Heart Disease

Hypertension

Lipid (Cholesterol) Disorders

Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)

The research of C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, focuses on heart disease in women, preventive cardiology, coronary physiology/pathophysiology and advanced cardiac imaging, as well as alternative and complementary medicine approaches to heart disease.

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  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, 1981
  • Internship: Moffitt Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, 1982
  • Residency: Moffitt Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, 1985
  • Fellowship: Cedars Sinai, 1988

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  • Member, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Council, 2008
  • Member, Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology, 2002
  • Member, National Cholesterol Education Program, 2002
  • Women's Guild Chair in Women's Health, 1998
  • Bairey Merz CN, Shaw LJ, Reis SE, Bittner V, Kelsey SF, Olson M, Johnson BD, Pepine CJ, Mankad S, Sharaf BL, et al. Insights from the NHLBI-Sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Study: Part II: gender differences in presentation, diagnosis, and outcome with regard to gender-based pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and macrovascular and microvascular coronary disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;47(3 Suppl):S21-29.
  • Handberg E, Johnson BD, Arant CB, Wessel TR, Kerensky RA, von Mering G, Olson MB, Reis SE, Shaw L, Bairey Merz CN, et al. Impaired coronary vascular reactivity and functional capacity in women: results from the NHLBI Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;47(3 Suppl):S44-49.
  • Johnson BD, Shaw LJ, Pepine CJ, Reis SE, Kelsey SF, Sopko G, Rogers WJ, Mankad S, Sharaf BL, Bittner V, Bairey Merz CN. Persistent chest pain predicts cardiovascular events in women without obstructive coronary artery disease: results from the NIH-NHLBI-sponsored Women's Ischaemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) study. Eur Heart J. 2006;27(12):1408-1415.
  • Shaw LJ, Bairey Merz CN, Azziz R, Stanczyk FZ, Sopko G, Braunstein GD, Kelsey SF, Kip KE, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Johnson BD, et al. Postmenopausal women with a history of irregular menses and elevated androgen measurements at high risk for worsening cardiovascular event-free survival: results from the National Institutes of Health — National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008;93(4):1276-1284.
  • Shaw LJ, Merz CN, Pepine CJ, Reis SE, Bittner V, Kip KE, Kelsey SF, Olson M, Johnson BD, Mankad S, et al. The economic burden of angina in women with suspected ischemic heart disease: results from the National Institutes of Health — National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute — sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation. Circulation. 2006;114(9):894-904.
  • Shah RU, Henry TD, Rutten-Ramos S, Garberich RF, Tighiouart M, Bairey Merz CN, Increasing percutaneous coronary interventions for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the United States: progress and opportunity. JACC Cardiovascular Interventions. 2015;8(1 Pt B);139-146.

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