Dr. Shae Anderson Merves is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Pediatric Cardiology Section at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

In her home state of North Carolina, Dr. Merves received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Duke University and earned her Medical Doctorate at East Carolina University. She then completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, followed by a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Emory University/Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. She sought an additional year of training in advanced pediatric cardiac imaging at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Following her medical training, Dr. Merves joined the medical staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2020. Her clinical focus is in cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, echocardiography, and fetal cardiology. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric cardiology. She is a member of the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). She remains actively involved in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). Dr. Merves enjoys clinical education and has an interest in research utilizing multi-institutional and public health databases.

Medical Degree

  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University - 2013


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School - 2016


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - 2020
  • Emory University - 2019

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