Dr. Myerson Named a Luminary of Heart


Dr. Merle Myerson is helping AHA
 promote the Go Red movement.
In recognition of her notable efforts in the fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD), the American Heart Association (AHA) has selected Merle Myerson, MD, EdD, FACC, to serve as one of its “20 Luminaries of Heart” for its 10th Anniversary Go Red For Women campaign. 

This national program aims to increase awareness of heart disease among women, the leading cause of their death, and to inspire them to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. As a Luminary, Dr. Myerson will help AHA to promote the Go Red movement, heart-healthy ways of life and CVD research during the upcoming year.

Dr. Myerson is a highly skilled cardiologist and specialist in the diagnosis and management of CVD risk factors, including dyslipidemia. She leads the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals (SLR) and is a member of Women’s Heart NY, a multi-site comprehensive heart program. She also was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Lipid Association’s Northeast Region.

Dr. Myerson sees patients at two offices of University Medical Practice Associates (UMPA), the faculty practice of SLR’s Department of Medicine. One site, UMPA Cardiology at 59th Street, is based on the Upper West Side at 425 West 59th Street, Suites 9C & 9D. The other practice location, UMPA Cardiology at 125th Street, is based in Harlem at 374 West 125th Street. The phone number for UMPA is 212.523.8672 (UMPA). She also directs the Cardiology Section of the SLR Center for Comprehensive Care HIV Clinic.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the American Heart Association is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives, free of CVD and stroke. To combat the stereotype that heart disease is primarily a man’s problem, the organization launched its Go Red For Women campaign in 2004.

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