A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Mercado received her undergraduate degree from InterAmerican University and attended medical school at Pedro Enrique Urena in the Dominican Republic. She completed her internal medicine residency in the Mayaguez Regional Hospital and her Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at Ponce School of medicine Damas and Saint Lukes Hospital. Dr. Mercado then completed an echocardiography fellowship at Tulane and Louisiana State University in New Orleans, La. She also completed nuclear cardiology training at Emory University in Atlanta.
Dr. Mercado is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology and American Echcoardiograpohy Society. Her special interests include general cardiology, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram, and nuclear cardiology.
She joined WellStar Medical Group, Cardiovascular Medicine in January 2011from the Atlanta Heart Center where she was a founding physician in 2002. She is currently on staff at WellStar Kennestone hospital.