Scot H. Merrick, M.D.

Scot H. Merrick, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Helen and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor in Surgery

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Phone: (415) 353-8890
Fax: 415-353-1312
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  • 1976-80, University of Washington School of Medicine, M.D.
  • 1980-81, University of California, San Francisco, Intern, Surgery
  • 1981-84, University of California, San Francisco, Resident, Surgery
  • 1984-85, University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident, Surgery
  • 1985-87, University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident, Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Acute Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Valve Repair & Replacement
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Beating Heart Surgery (OBCAB)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair & Replacement
  • Myocardial Revascularization Surgery
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Reconstruction
  • Ventricular Aneurysm

Scot H. Merrick, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Helen and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor in Surgery. Dr. Merrick received his M.D. with Honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic residencies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His special interest is in surgery of the mitral valve and he is one of the leading experts in homograft mitral valve replacement and mitral valve repair.

Dr. Merrick is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Society, Naffziger Surgical Society, San Francisco Surgical Society, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, Club Mitrale, Bay Area Thoracic Surgeons and the American Heart Association. In addition, Dr. Merrick has served on the Emergency Cardiac Care Committee of the American College of Cardiology and on the program committee of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Merrick was named to the list of U.S. News "America's Top Doctors," a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for a given specialty.

  • Helen and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor, UCSF, 2011
  • AOA, University of Washington, 1980
  • MD with Honor in Medicine, University of Washington, 1980
  1. Stratmann G, Russell IA, Merrick SH. Use of recombinant factor VIIa as a rescue treatment for intractable bleeding following repeat aortic arch repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Dec; 76(6):2094-7. View in PubMed
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