Dr. Merrill Shum, MD

Dr. Merrill Shum, MD

Hematology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Merrill Shum, MD is a hematology specialist in Whittier, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 2000 and specializes in hematology and oncology.

8135 Painter Ave Ste 103

Whittier, CA 90602

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shum performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 98% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bone Marrow Biopsy
very high
more than 95% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Shum does not have any board certifications listed.

92  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Cooper University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Cooper University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Cooper University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New York Medical College
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2003
  • Certificate of Merit: NJ ACP-ASIM Associates Research Competition, 2003
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002
  • Teaching Resident of the Year Award, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2004
  • Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association, 2005
  • Cambridge Whos Who, Professionals in Research, Medicine and Healthcare, 2006
  • Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award, Cooper Univ Hospital, 2004
  • Honor Roll, University of California at Berkeley, 1992
  • Chief Institutional Fellow, UMDNJ-RWJMS Cooper Univ Hospital, 2007
Media & Publications
  • Incidence and Histology of DCIS in BRCA Mutation Carriers, 2005
  • Delayed Intracranial Vasospasm After Carotid Endarterectomy, 2005
  • A Novel Methionine-rich Protein From Soybean Cotyledon, 1997
  • Does Screening Underserved/Minority Women for Breast Cancer Under the Age of 50 Make a Difference?, 2005
  • The Incidence of Prostate Cancer in Patients Under the Age of 60 From an Urban Setting, 2006
  • Venous thromboembolic events in women using the NuvaRing, 2007
  • Improved Survival in Patients with Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer Using a Multidisciplinary Approach, 2006
  • Over-expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in bone marrow biopsies from patients with acute myelogenous leukemia: relationship to prognosis, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shum to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shum's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I am an ovarian cancer patient and have been with Dr Shum for about 5 years. He has been very compassionate and caring throughout my various treatments of chemo and radiation. The staff and nurses are all very kind and professional.
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