Michael Merjanian, M.D.


Professional Education


Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015


University of California, Los Angeles, 2010



Newport Beach, CA

Why did you choose UCLA-Olive View for residency?

I loved the residents here, everyone was happy and treated each other like family. I immediately felt at home when I went to the dinner after my interview. UCLA-Olive View has a lot of perks outside of the great residents: it is a multi-site residency that would expose me to diverse practicing settings, great attendings, amazing research opportunities, beautiful hospitals to work at and what can be better than living in SoCal?!

What is your favorite place to visit, thing(s) to do in, or memory from living in LA?

I love hiking in LA! LA always seems so chaotic, loud, busy, traffic overloaded, but just minutes away in EVERY direction you can be hiking in mountains peacefully and without the noise of chaos in the city. Climbing to the top you can see the city and the ocean and soak up all that LA is. It's amazing.