UCLA Campus    |   UCLA Health    |   School of Medicine Translate:
UCLA Health It Begins With U

Merry Tetef, MD

Print
Email

Merry Lynn Tetef, MD

UCLA Physician Merry Lynn  Tetef, MD specializes in Hematology & Oncology.
Specialty
Hematology & Oncology
Gender
Female
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
G64196
Contact
(949) 653-2959
Fax Number
(949) 653-5589
Voted Best Doctor
Voted Super Doctor
PRACTICE LOCATION

4746 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1993, 2013
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Hematology, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1992 - 1993
Medical Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1990 - 1992
Residency
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1988 - 1990
Internship
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1987 - 1988
Medical Degree
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1987
CLINICAL INTEREST
Breast Cancer, Cancers of the Digestive Tract, General Oncology, Lung Cancer
AFFILIATION
Department Affiliation
Physician, Hematology / Oncology
MORE INFORMATION
Additional Information
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS (cont.)
  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital

BIO

The field of oncology blends my commitment to the physical, emotional and social well being of my patients with my interest in the science of medicine. I work closely with each patient to jointly decide the best course of treatment for that individual.

After growing up in Los Angeles, I spent 8 years in school on the east coast. I received my undergraduate education at Princeton University, after which I attended Harvard Medical School. Upon my subsequent return to Los Angeles, I completed my internship and residency in internal medicine at UCLA. My medical oncology fellowship and my hematology and bone marrow transplantation fellowship were at the City of Hope National Medical Center, where I remained as a staff physician in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research until 1999, participating in patient care and clinical research. To date, I have authored or coauthored numerous publications and have participated in many clinical studies.

My passion for patient education has led me to participate in community outreach and educational programs, informing the public about various cancer-related issues. My personal interests include cooking, movies and travel. I am an avid sports fan who enjoys hiking and outdoor adventures with my dogs.

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Undergraduate: Princeton University, BA, Summa Cum Laude in Chemistry
  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Year Graduated: 1987
  • Internship: UCLA, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: UCLA, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship: City of Hope National Medical Center, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Medical Oncology
Awards & Recognition
  • Southern California Super Doctors 2013, 2012
  • Southern California Top Doctors 2013, 2012
Back to top
Referring a Patient to UCLA
Our staff will assist you in selecting the appropriate UCLA clinical department for your patient.

Find out how to refer a patient
Dr. Merry Lynn Tetef,  click here to update your profile.