University of California San Francisco

Scot H. Merrick - 144x

Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic 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.

    Awards & Honors

    Award Conferred By Date
    Helen and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor UCSF 2011
    AOA University of Washington 1980
    MD with Honor in Medicine University of Washington 1980


    Institution Degree Dept or School End Date
    University of California, San Francisco Cardiothoracic Surgery School of Medicine 1987
    University of California, San Francisco Surgery School of Medicine 1985
    University of Washington MD with Honor School of Medicine 1980

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

    In the News

    February, 07, 2014 | UCSF Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
    February, 01, 2013 | UCSF Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery


    1. Use of recombinant factor VIIa as a rescue treatment for intractable bleeding following repeat aortic arch repair.
      Stratmann G, Russell IA, Merrick SH| | View in PubMed