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Robert H. Merz, M.D.

Languages: Spanish, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Robert Merz is a graduate of Vassar College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of California, San Francisco, with an additional fellowship year in echocardiography at UCSF. His clinical cardiology fellowship was completed at Cedars-Sinai with an additional training year in Nuclear Cardiology. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

At Pacific Heart Institute since 1989, while also remaining active in outpatient and inpatient echocardiography, including transesophageal studies. His experience with non-invasive imaging, is of particular value in the evaluation and management of valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and coronary artery disease. He has been consulted by the triathlete and swimming communities regarding the identification of the “athletic heart”, and assessing cardiovascular risk through athlete screening.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical School
UCSF School Of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
UCSF School Of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Personal Interests
An avid swimmer and boater, he has been a member of the Southern California Aquatic Masters Program for nearly 20 years. He is married to C. Noel Bairey-Merz, M.D., a prominent researcher of cardiovascular disease in women. They have three young adult daughters.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 280W

Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6889
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center