Merrill Alan Krolick, DO, is a leading cardiologist currently serving patients at The Heart Institute at Largo in Largo, Florida. Throughout his twenty-three years of practice, he has accrued extensive expertise in interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. After earning his osteopathic degree in 1985 from NY Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Krolick completed his internship at Sun Coast Hospital, his residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and his fellowship at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Krolick is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Additionally, in order to stay up to date on all medical advancements in his field, he maintains a professional membership with the American Heart Association, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American College of Physicians.
Education and Training
Resselaer Polytechnic Institute BS Cum Laude Biology 1981
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic 1985
Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)
Interventional Cardiology (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery
American Board of Vascular Medicine
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Cardiovascular Disease
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- 1989
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Attending Physician in Cardiology Sun Coast Hospital 1994 - Present
- Medical Director Cardiac Cath Largo Medical Center 2009 - Present
- Interventional Cardiology Program Director Largo Medical Center 2010 - Present
- Received Morris Ossatin Award for Outstand Lecturer of the Year1998Sun Coast Hospital
- Elected Cardiac Transplant Fellow1990University of South Florida
- Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Scientific Presentation1988 American College of Physicians: Fall Meeting
- Angina, Arrhythmias (irregular Heartbeats), Atherosclerosis And More
- Member of Fauquier Hospital ICU/CCU Committee
- Member of Fauquier Hospital Utilization Review Committee
- Director of Cardiology at Fauquier Hospital
- Member of Special Care Committee at Sun Coast Hospital
- Board of American Heart Association
- University of South Florida Internal Medicine 1992
- University of South Florida (Internal Medicine) (1992)
- University of South Florida Cardiology 1994
- Suncoast Osteopathic Hospital (1986)
- University of South Florida (Cardiology) (1994)
Professional Society Memberships
- Member of Fauquier Hospital ICU/CCU Committee, Member of Fauquier Hospital Utilization Review Committee, Director of Cardiology at Fauquier Hospital, Member of Special Care Committee, Sun Coast Hospital, Board of American Heart Association, Pinellas County, Member of Consensus Development Conference of Management of Acute MI, Tampa, FL, Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab/ Sun Coast Hospital, Largo,
Articles and Publications
- Publications:- Krolick Merrill A., Altus Philip. :Long-standing Occult Hypercalcemia from a non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Southern Medical Journal. Nov 1990- Krolick Merrill A., Cintron Guillermo B. Spinal Epidural Hematoma Causing Cord Compression After t-PA and Heparin Therapy. Southern MedicalJournal. Vol 84:5:670-671 - Krolick Merrill A., Bugni William J., Walsh John W. Coronary Artery Aneurysm Formation Following Directional Coronary AtherectomyCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis 27:117-121 (1992) -Krolick Merrill A., Fontanet Hector. Mitral-Aortic Intervalvular Fibrosa Fistulae. Echocardiography Vol. 12:1-4 (1995)- Oct 2015: Presented Three papers at VIVA in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Published, 5MinuteConsult
What do you attribute your success to?
- The good people he has worked with.
Areas of research
- 2017-Present:- PRESERVE-Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters.- CSI- ECLIPSE, Evaluation of Treatment Strztegies for Severe CaLcIfic Coronary Arteries: Orbital Atherectomy VS Conventional Angioplasty Technique Prior to Implantation of Drug-Eluting StEnts.- DAL-301 Phase III, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled study to Evaluate the effects of dalcetrapib on cardiovascular (CV) risk in a genetically Population wiah a recent Acute Coronary Syndrome: The dal-GenE trial.- 1002-043: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled study to assess the effects of Bempodoic Acid (ETC-1002) on the occurrence ofmajor Cardiovascular events in patient with , or at high risk for cardiovascular disease who are statin intolerant2016-2018: - ARTEMIS Affordability and Real-world Antiplatelet Treatment After Myocardial Infarction Study2015-Present:- LBERTY 360- Prospective, Observational, Multi-Center Clinical study to 2015-Present Evaluate Acute and Long Term Clinical and Economic Outcomes ofEndovascular Device Intervention in Patients with Distal Outflow Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)- A Prospective, Multicenter, Single Arm, Real-World Registry Assessing the Clinical Use of the Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon Catheter in Arteries of the Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) and Popliteal Artery (PA) (SAFE-DCB U.S, Registry)
Favorite professional publications
- Scientific Reviewer for Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Wiley, Springfield, IL
- Largo Medical Center
- Morton Plant Mease Healthcare Clearwater
- Largo Medical Center Indian Rocks
Merrill Alan Krolick, DO's Practice location
Largo, FL 33770Get Direction
Request An Appointment With Merrill Alan Krolick, DO | Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease
Please note that this request is not considered final until you receive email notification confirming the details.
In the event the doctor is not yet registered with FindaTopDoc, we will contact the office on your behalf in an effort to secure your appointment.
Merrill Alan Krolick, DO's reviewsWrite Review
Patient Experience with Dr. Krolick
Get to know Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Merrill Krolick, who serves patients in Largo, Florida.
Having been in clinical practice since 1992, Dr. Krolick is an interventional cardiologist who is quadruple board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, endovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. He is also boarded in endovascular medicine.
At present, he is practicing at The Heart Institute at Largo in Largo, Florida. The Heart Institute at Largo is committed to providing the highest quality cardiovascular care possible for adults aged 18 and up. In order to provide this level of care, the providers work closely with patients’ primary care physician, allowing services to be delivered in a customized and efficient manner.
Professionally, Dr. Krolick is an attending cardiologist at Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital, and HCA Largo Indian Rocks Hospital. He also serves as Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and Co-Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at Largo Medical Center. Moreover, he has been known for his service as an Associate Professor in Cardiology at both the University of South Florida and Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Prior to his current endeavours, he practiced at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, and Prince William Cardiology in Manassas, Virginia. In order to stay up to date in his field, he remains a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Medical Association, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American College of Physicians - Florida Chapter.
The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1985 when he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He then went on to complete his internship at Sun Coast Hospital in 1986, followed by his residency and fellowship at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1989 and 1992, respectively.
Recognized as both a national and local leader in endovascular interventions, Dr. Krolick has served as a clinical investigator on numerous drug and clinical device trials, including drug-coated balloons for treatment of peripheral vascular disease and the original drug-coated stent trials for coronary artery disease. He continues to practice noninvasive cardiology and interventional cardiology, as well as maintains a special interest in peripheral vascular disease. He has spoken at several major vascular meetings and has contributed numerous articles in such publications as The New England Journal of Medicine, as well as chapters in cardiovascular textbooks.
Interventional cardiology is the subspecialty of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of heart diseases. The field includes the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, vascular disease, and acquired structural heart disease. An interventional cardiologist is a cardiologist with one to two years of additional education and training in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease, as well as congenital (present at birth) and structural heart conditions through catheter-based procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting.
On the subject of his personal life, Dr. Krolick was born in New York City. He has two children.
- What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects several systems of our body. SLE is also known as discoid lupus or disseminated lupus erythematosus. How common is SLE? Out of all the types of lupus, SLE is the most common form. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a very common...
- Who Should You Call if You Have a Congestive Heart Failure?
Congestive heart failure does not indicate that your heart has stopped working; instead what it indicates is that your heart is pumping blood at a slower rate than normal. Because the blood moves through the heart and the body at a much slower rate, the pressure in the heart builds up. Hence, the...
- What to Expect After Having an Ablation
After the completion of your catheter ablation operation, the professionals will move you to a separate room while you wait for them to pull out the catheters. After a few hours, they will remove the catheters, and then they will apply pressure on the areas or around the incision to stop or control...
- Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib) is a heart arrhythmia infection. It causes sporadic electrical signals within the atria, affecting heart rate. This is referred to as rapid ventricular rate (RVR). Atrial fibrillation derives from unusual electrical impulses within the heart.Factors to consider...
- Hypolipidemia: Causes and Symptoms
The liver primarily produces cholesterol. Each day, it makes 1,000 mg of cholesterol. The cells lining the small intestine can also produce cholesterol. If the level of cholesterol in the body is low, it may mean that the body is producing low amounts of cholesterol and is going to shut down. In...
- What Is a GI Cocktail?
Introduction A GI cocktail or gastrointestinal cocktail is actually a mixture of liquid antacid, viscous lidocaine, and an anticholinergic agent. A GI cocktail is primarily used to treat dyspepsia.There are a wide variety of GI cocktail recipes nowadays. One popular recipe is a mixture of viscous...