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An expert in pediatric critical care, anesthesiology and pediatrics, Dr. David Merzel is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in anesthesiology and critical care medicine and board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Merzel has been published in peer-reviewed journals including “Pediatric Emergency Care” and the “Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.”

Dr. David MerzelDr. Merzel has been with Valley Children’s since 1988. An active member of Valley Children’s medical staff, he was a member of the Cardiac Anesthesia Team, Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and served in an administrative capacity as Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno, Dr. Merzel has taught on topics including pulmonary hemorrhage, use and selection of inotropes and reducing ventilation associated with pneumonia.

Dr. Merzel attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed an internship and residency in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Merzel did a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the University of Michigan Hospital. Dr. Merzel received additional specialty medical training by completing a residency in anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H., and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Boston in Massachusetts.


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David Ira Merzel, MD
Board Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Pediatrics, Inc.

Contact Information
6235 N Fresno St Ste 103 (OS43)
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559/449-4350

Professional History
Medical School
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Hanover, NH
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Children`s Hospital
Boston, MA
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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