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Dr. Merrill Shum, MD

Hematology ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Shum

The Oncology Institute of Hope & Innovation

8135 Painter Ave Ste 103 Whittier, CA 90602

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Dr. Merrill Shum, MD is a hematology specialist in Whittier, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 2000 and specializes in hematology and oncology.


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Local Access Plus HMO
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Dr. Shum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shum treats Blood Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shum treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shum treats Anemia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shum treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Breast Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shum treats Breast Diseases more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shum treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shum's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

Biography

Dr. Merrill Shum, MD is a hematology specialist in Whittier, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 2000 and specializes in hematology and oncology.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

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

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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

Dr. Shum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shum

4.5

Based on 15 reviews

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1 Star
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I honestly have not met a more amazing doctor. I saw him TWO times after being diagnosed and after coming from a “hot shot” Beverly Hills oncologist, Dr Shum was 5 stars! He spent so much time with us going through treatment options, pluses and minuses of each treatment method, and was patient and pleasant. Amazing bedside manner which other doctors DO NOT have. He even thinks “outside the box” which many doctors do not. I don’t have enough amazing words to describe how good I feel!
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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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