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Structural Heart Specialist Joins MidMichigan Vascular Team


Structural Heart Specialist and Interventional Cardiologist Nestor Mercado MD, Ph.D., FESC, recently joined MidMichigan Health as the newest member of MidMichigan’s comprehensive cardiac and vascular team.

This team includes cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, as well as vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons. The Mercado office is located on the MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland campus in the Heart Valve Clinic, 4011 Orchard Drive, Suite 1002.

He specializes in the interventional treatment of structural heart disease, a new field in interventional cardiology that focuses on the treatment of valvular heart disease and anatomical heart abnormalities. This field uses minimally invasive catheter-based approaches without requiring open heart surgery.

In addition to his medical degree, Mercado also holds a doctorate. in Clinical Epidemiology from the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands. He completed his internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and pursued fellowships in structural cardiac, cerebrovascular and peripheral endovascular procedures at Detroit Medical Center and the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. In addition, Mercado completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease at the Scripps Clinic in California and in interventional cardiology at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

“I believe in building long term relationships with my patients based on trust and open communication,” he said. “I am committed to improving the quality of life of my patients by providing them with the best possible care that is effective, compassionate, personalized and evidence-based. “

Prior to coming to MidMichigan, Mercado was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of the Structural Cardiac Program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.


Mercado specializes in structural cardiac, coronary, cerebrovascular and peripheral endovascular interventions. His areas of research interest include clinical outcomes in patients undergoing coronary and carotid revascularization, mechanical circulatory support, and structural cardiac interventions.

Mercado is currently welcoming new patients to its practice in Midland. Appointments can be made by calling his office at (989) 794-5200. Those who want more information about Mercado can visit www.midmichigan.org/mercado


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