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Bryan Merte, M.D.

Professional Title
Leadership Position

Professional Education

Medical School

Medical School
University of Rochester

Undergraduate School

Undergraduate School
Cornell University



Wappingers Falls, NY



 Hiking, photography, guitar, Spanish-language Netflix TV series, bouldering, surfing (amateur status)


Why did you choose UCLA for Residency?

Amazing away rotation experience!


What is your favorite place to visit/thing(s) to do in/memory from living in LA? If you have never lived here before, what are you most excited about?

I lived in South Central LA for my gap year in AmeriCorps, City Year. My favorite memory was driving to Santa Monica and listening to "Are You With Me" on the way to weekend surf sessions with my best friend.


What are your areas of interest within EM or future career plans? 

Resource scare medicine (wilderness, disaster, global health), Critical Care


Who would you be if you could be any superhero?

Iron Man


Where would we find you if not in the department?

At the beach


Next vacation stop?

Portugal & the Azores