Merry L. Tetef, MD

The field of oncology blends my commitment to the physical, emotional and social well-being of my patients with my interest in the science of medicine. I work closely with each patient to jointly decide the best course of treatment for that individual.

After growing up in Los Angeles, I spent 8 years in school on the east coast. I received my undergraduate education at Princeton University, after which I attended Harvard Medical School. Upon my subsequent return to Los Angeles, I completed my internship and residency in internal medicine at UCLA. My medical oncology fellowship and my hematology and bone marrow transplantation fellowship were at the City of Hope National Medical Center, where I remained as a staff physician in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research until 1999. While at City of Hope, and now continuing as a faculty member at UCLA as an Associate Clinical Professor, I actively participate in patient care and clinical research. I have authored or co-authored numerous publications and have participated in many clinical studies.

My passion for patient education has led me to participate in community outreach and educational programs, informing the public about various cancer related issues.

My personal interests include cooking, movies and travel. I am an avid sports fan who enjoys hiking and adventures with my dogs.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.

Specialties

  • Oncology & Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Types of Care

Education

Type:
Medical Education
Institution:
Harvard University Medical School
Date Completed:
June 11 1987
Type:
Internship
Institution:
UC Los Angeles Medical Center
Date Completed:
1988
Type:
Residency
Institution:
UC Los Angeles Medical Center
Date Completed:
1990
Type:
Fellowship
Institution:
City of Hope National Medical Center
Date Completed:
1993

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