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Medical Medicine

Los Angeles, CA
October 12, 2019

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Hussein Merza.MD. FACP

Present Mailing Address

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Apt# 7

Allentown PA 18104

Preferred Phone: 484-***-****

Medical Education

University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Syrian Arab Republic

09/2000 - 04/2007

M.D., 06/2007

Online Education, Verified Certification

University of California, San Diego, USA

Drug Discovery, Development & Commercialization

11/2014 - 01/2015

University of California, San Francisco, USA

Ethical and Social Challenges of Genomic and Precision Medicine

09/2014 - 11/2014

University of Maryland, USA

Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)

06/2014 - 08/2014

Technion Institute of Technology, USA

Nanotechnology and Nanosensors

04/2014 - 07/2014

Membership and Honorary/Professional Societies

American Medical Association (AMA)

American College of Physicians (ACP)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)


BLS/ACLS: completion date on 10/4/2018, expiration date Oct/2020.

Board Certification: American Board of internal medicine (ABIM)

State Licenses

NY 003971 inactive.

PA MT212544 inactive

PA training license # MD456423, active

OH training certificate MD 57.014854. Issue Date: 8/15/2008, Effective: 7/1/2010 Exp 6/30/2011

NPI number 123*******

Volunteer Experience

03/2014 - 07/2015 Average Hours/Week: 3

Online health support group, Jordan


Worked with group of doctors from different countries in an online group, targeting thousands of patients from all over the world where the medical attention is difficult because lack of transportations or financial deficiencies. Most of the cases are from war zones in the Middle East and Syrian camps. We have several connections with philanthropic and non-profit organizations which make it possible for

The financially challenged patients to meet on-site doctors with no charge.

Work Experience:

07/2017- till now

Third year fellow as Hematology and Medical Oncology at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)


Assisted professor in Oncology hospitalist service at Fox Chase cancer center/Temple University.

01/2012 - 10/2015

Medico Associates of Chautauqua, NY, United States

Work as an attending physician and being responsible for taking care of outpatient and inpatient.

03/2008 - 06/2008

Mamduh Abaza Hospital, Syrian Arab Republic


07/2008 - 06/2011

M.D. Residency

The Western Reserve Care System, Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH, United States

Internal Medicine. Rebecca Bailey MD, FACP, FCCP, FASM

Research Experience

12/2007 - 12/2008

Univ of Texas Med Sch at Houston, TX, United States

Researcher/Data Gatherer, Dr.Hamilton A

Retrospective chart review evaluation of 378 patients presenting to the emergency rooms (ER) in two different hospitals with chest pain who tested positive for cocaine. We reviewed the presence and type of BB used in relation to peak elevation in troponin T and troponin I. The research result published in (Circulation. 2008;118:S_1468.)

Publications and academia

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts Articles/Abstracts

Ibrahim M, Maselli D, Merza H, Abd Alhadi M, Fanari Z, Badawi Y, Hamilton A.. Safety of Beta Blockers in the Acute Management of Cocaine-associated Chest Pain. Circulation.. Abstract. 2008, Apr; Circulation(118): S_1468.

Status: Published.

Merza H. Solitary Extra Osseous Plasmacytoma without systemic manifestations.

Case report. 2015, Jun;

Status: Published.

Merza H; Sood N; Sood R. Idiopathic hyperzincemia with associated copper deficiency anemia: A diagnostic dilemma.

Case report. 2015, Jun; Pub Status: Published.

Hussein Merza MD, Alexander Perez, Student, Shereen Gheith MD, PhD, MS.

Retrograde research study on AML gene pool comparing pros and cons between the commercial genetic testing panel and limited local gene panel in LVHN, targeting the time to turn over perspective.

Status: Not published.

Hussein Merza. MD, Brian Patson MD.

Quality Improvement project discussing the relation between the Rasburicase dose and mortality and morbidity of tumor lysis syndrome, from the hazard ratio of the correlation and causality perspective.

Status: Not published.

A case report about the rare case of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL)

Hussein Merza, MD, Ranju Gupta MD, Shereen Gheith MD.

Status: Not published.

Hobbies & Interests

I like to read in all aspects of life, I consider myself an avid reader of philosophy, politics, human behavior and sociology.

Beside that I like practicing and watching soccer. After I got married I added cooking to my leisure time with my wife, I like making traditional and new recipes. I like spend my time with my family, my wife and 6 year daughter, Lana.

Language Fluency

Arabic (Native/functionally: native)

English (Native/functionally: native)


Other Awards/Accomplishments

-Online verified certification of achievement in: -Nanotechnology and Nanosensors (with distinction) - Technion - Institute of Technology Jul 2014.

-Drug Discovery, Development & Commercialization (with distinction) - University of California, San Diego Jan 2015.

-Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology) - University of Maryland Aug 2014. -Ethical and Social Challenges of Genomic and Precision Medicine- University of California, San Francisco Nov 2014.

Bridges to Excellence, 2012

NCQA DRP, 2012

NCQA DRP, 2013

NCQA DRP, 2014

NCQA DRP, 2015

CMS Stage 1 EHR

Updated on 09/22/2019.

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