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Merrill Alan Krolick, DO

Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease

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1345 West Bay Drive Suite 101 Largo FL, 33770
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About

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

Board Certification

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

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish

Areas of expertise and specialization

Interventional CardiologyImplant IVC FiltersEndovascular MedicineVenous InterventionsEndovascular Abdominal Aneurysm Repair

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

Awards

  • 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

Treatments

  • Angina, Arrhythmias (irregular Heartbeats), Atherosclerosis And More

Professional 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 at Sun Coast Hospital
  • Board of American Heart Association

Residency

  • University of South Florida Internal Medicine  1992
  • University of South Florida (Internal Medicine) (1992)

Fellowships

  • University of South Florida Cardiology  1994

Internships

  • Suncoast Osteopathic Hospital (1986)

Fellowships

  • 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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Largo Medical Center
  • Morton Plant Mease Healthcare Clearwater
  • Largo Medical Center Indian Rocks

Merrill Alan Krolick, DO's Practice location

The Heart Institute at Largo

1345 West Bay Drive Suite 101 -
Largo, FL 33770
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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.

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