Dr. Merlino was born in Staten Island, N.Y. At a young age, he moved to
Colts Neck, N.J., where he spent most of his childhood. He earned an undergraduate
degree in biology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. and a Master
of Medical Science degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Dr.
Merlino went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic
Medicine in Stratford, N.J. He completed his internal medicine internship
and residency at Union Hospital in Union, N.J. He then completed fellowship
programs in cardiovascular diseases and electrophysiology and pacing at
Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J.
Dr. Merlino is an attending electrophysiologist with Barnabas Health Medical
Group. He maintains hospital privileges at Community Medical Center, Toms
River, N.J., and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, N.J. He is
a member of the American Heart Association and the American Osteopathic
Association. He holds board certifications from the American Osteopathic
Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases
and electrophysiology and pacing.
Dr. Merlino's interests include the management of cardiac arrhythmias.
His services include pacemaker implantation, defibrillator implantation,
biventricular pacing/cardiac resynchronization therapy and cardiac ablations.