Merrill Shum
Merrill K. Shum

Merrill K. Shum MD

Specialties:

Hematology & Oncology
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Dr. Shum, hematology/oncology, “serendipitously” become an oncologist after two medical residents dropped out of their program, opening the door for him to be “pleasantly exposed to this most interesting field. Like most physicians, I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives,” says Dr. Shum, who considers it a privilege to treat his patients. He enjoys day-to-day interaction, communication, touch and understanding that foster patient relationships.

Dr. Shum, the youngest of a set of twins, says his name in Chinese means “someone wise who helps others to become better.” Active in the charity, Toys for Tots, he plays Santa Claus for the children of patients undergoing treatment. His hobbies include piano, skiing, tennis and coin collecting.

Office Information

  • 8135 Painter Ave #103 Whittier, CA 90602

    Main: 562.698.6888
    Fax: 562.698.5255

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

Profile

Gender

Male

Specialties

Hematology & Oncology

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

Residency

UMDNJ-R W Johnson Medical School-Camden (New Jersey)

Fellowship

Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center (New Jersey)

Internship

UMDNJ-R W Johnson Medical School-Camden (New Jersey)

Medical Education

Universidad Autonomo De Guadalajara (Mexico)

Board Certifications

Hematology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

Medical Oncology (Sub-Spec Cert)