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Assistant Professor of Surgery


Clinical Interests

Everything related to cardiac surgery. I have a special interest in thoracic organ transplantation, end stage heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes research

Education and Training

  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency (Cardiothoracic Surgery), University of North Carolina
  • BS, University of Chicago

Board Certification

  • Thoracic Surgery


View Dr. Merlo’s recent research publications on PubMed.

Q & A

For an introspective look at Dr. Merlo, check out her interview.