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Ali Z. Merchant, MD

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My specialty:
Cardiology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born in Bombay, India, but raised on the Mainland. I came to Hawaii to get away from the cold weather and get a piece of paradise. I live here with my wife and three young boys.

About my practice

I was motivated to study medicine by my desire to improve a person's health so they can get the most out of life. Given that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, I saw it as an opportunity to make the biggest impact. My training focused on non-invasive cardiac imaging. In addition to echocardiograms and nuclear tests, I spent additional time learning to perform and interpret Cardiac CT scans and Cardiac MRIs. At the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, I feel that all our physicians are part of a single family and are closely connected through our excellent electronic health record system. In my practice, I believe in informing patients about their conditions and making medical decisions with them, not for them. To stay up-to-date with the latest developments in my field I read online journals, attend national conferences, and engage in discussions with peers at other institutions. I enjoy preparing and presenting lectures, and I recently gave a talk at the Hawaii Echo Symposium on valve disease.

How I thrive

To stay physically fit, I go to the gym daily. When I can, I hike Koko Head Crater Trail and go skateboarding with my kids. To clear my mind and mentally refocus, I also practice yoga. I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling to different parts of the world to educate and enlighten my kids.

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Medical groups & plans

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Cardiology Department name
3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819
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Contact information

  • 24-hour pharmacy
  • 808-643-7979
  • 24-hour prescription refill
  • 808-643-7979
  • 24/7 Advice (Hawaii Island)
  • 808-334-4400
  • 24/7 Advice (Kauai)
  • 808-246-5600
  • 24/7 Advice (Maui)
  • 808-243-6000
  • 24/7 Advice (Oahu)
  • 808-432-2000
  • Clinic Specialty appointments (Neighbor islands)
  • 1-877-432-8970 (toll free)
  • Clinic Specialty appointments (Oahu)
  • 808-432-8000
  • Clinic appointment cancellation
  • 808-432-7800
  • General information
  • 808-432-0000
  • Member Services
  • 1-800-966-5955 (toll free)
  • Same Day Surgery
  • 808-432-8490

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown , OH

Board certification

Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine

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Medical training

Internship

Internal Medicine

Emory University Hospitals
Atlanta , GA

Residency

Internal Medicine

Emory University Hospitals
Atlanta , GA

Fellowship

Cardiology

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago , IL

Fellowship

Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus , OH

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2009

Provider ID

7098
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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:


3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819

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This page was last updated on:

11/13/2018