Merke, Deborah P., M.D., M.S. individual record
Senior Investigator
  • Senior Investigator, Pediatric Consult Service

Dr. Merke graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, received a master of science degree in biostatistics from Columbia University, and earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. During medical school, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). As a fellow, she received an NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment and Scholarship Award and an NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence. After completion of her fellowship, she remained at NICHD, studying congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a rare disease of the adrenal gland. Dr. Merke is now considered a world expert in CAH.

In 1999, Dr. Merke was appointed Chief of Pediatric Services for the NIH Clinical Center. In this position, she oversees the care of pediatric patients at the CC, heads the Pediatric Consult Service, and chairs the Pediatric Care Committee, the organizational committee responsible for overseeing clinical policies and guidelines for managing pediatric patient care.

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