Heather L. Mertz, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Heather L. Mertz, M.D.

Section Head,
Assistant Professor,

Clinical Specialties

Ultrasound, Preeclampsia, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4039
Department: 336-716-4039


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Education & Training

  • M.D., West Virginia University School of Medicine , 1995
  • B.S., Geneva College , 1991
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Charleston Area Med Ctr, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology

NPI Number

  • 1477533115
Heather L. Mertz, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Heather L. Mertz, M.D.

Section Head, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Research Interests

health services, research/outc, maternal & child health, minority health issues, prevention

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1025 | Department: 336-716-4039


Recent Publications

Chen K, Akoma U, Anderson A, Mertz H, Quartermain M. The relationship between single umbilical artery and congenital heart disease [abstract]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;210(1 Suppl):S97.

Leyendecker JR, DuBose M, Hosseinzadeh K, Stone R, Gianini J, Childs DD, Snow AN, Mertz H. MRI of pregnancy-related issues: abnormal placentation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012;198(2):311-320.

Mertz HL, Mele L, Spong CY, Dudley DJ, Wapner RJ, Iams JD, Sorokin Y, Peaceman A, Leveno KJ, Caritis SN, et al. Placental endothelial nitric oxide synthase in multiple and single dose betamethasone exposed pregnancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011;204(6):545.e11-16.

Yalcinkaya TM, Akar ME, Kammire LD, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Mertz HL. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic repair of symptomatic cesarean scar defect: a report of two cases. J Reprod Med. 2011;56(5-6):265-270.

Blackburn K, Scott P, Wilson C, Lanier K, Borges A, Curtis E, Mertz HL. The effects of music therapy on women's anxiety before and during cesarean delivery [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2011;18(4 Suppl):374A.

Charles SM, Eckman DM, Mertz HL, Moore LG. Human myometrial vascular reactivity during pregnancy: effect of obesity on myogenic tone and endothelial function [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2011;18(4 Suppl):324A.

Eckman DM, Charles SM, Mertz HL, Moore LG. Effect of preeclampsia (PE) and gestational hypertension (GH) on pressure-induced constriction and endothelial-function in human myometrial arteries (MA) [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2011;18(4 Suppl):73A.

Gupta R, Strickland KM, Mertz HL. Successful treatment of severe sepsis with recombinant activated protein C during the third trimester of pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118(2 Pt 2):492-494.

Smith JG, Mertz HL, Merrill DC. Identifying risk factors for uterine rupture. Clin Perinatol. 2008;35(1):85-99.

Manuck TA, Mertz HL, Passmore L, Merrill DC. Prolonged delivery intervals in triplet gestations [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2008;15(2 Suppl):97A.

Chapman ML, Martinez-Borges AR, Mertz HL. Lepirudin for treatment of acute thrombosis during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;112(2 Pt 2):432-433.

Lee SC, Pan PH, Mertz H, Smith JG, Grondin L, Harris LC, Eisenach J. Effect of spinal versus epidural analgesia on uterine cervical dilation and cytokine expression in laboring women [abstract]. Anesthesiology. 2007;106(5 Suppl 1):9.

Pryor EC, Mertz HL, Beaver BW, Koontz G, Martinez-Borges A, Smith JG, Merrill D. Intrapartum predictors of uterine rupture. Am J Perinatol. 2007;24(5):317-321.

Martinez-Borges A, Chatman M, Mertz H, Merrill D. Universal lead screening during pregnancy in a low income community [abstract]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;197(6 Suppl):S191.

Martinez-Borges A, Mertz H, McCloskey C, Koontz G, Merrill D. Influence of maternal age on duration of labor in nulliparous women [abstract]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;197(6 Suppl):S100.

All Publications

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Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Clinical Specialties

Ultrasound, Preeclampsia, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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