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Dr. Michael Merz, MD is an orthopedic hip surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic hip surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Merz "Empathy and compassion were ingrained in Dr. Merz starting with his strong family upbringing in the Midwest. he went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude and as an Honor's Program graduate with distinction from Baylor University. His honors thesis was on the Medicare Modernization Act and public health insurance in the US. He went on to medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio. During his off time he volunteered in South Africa, Dominican Republic and India, and he was accepted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. After medical school he started an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. During his final year of residency he was elected by his peers to be the Administrative Chief Resident. As a resident he published multiple research articles as well as contributing to book chapters primarily focused on knee and hip conditions. In addition to presenting his research at local and regional meetings, he also received the Asok Ray, MD research award and an award from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). After residency he went on to complete two fellowships. He was an Otto E. AuFranc fellow at New England Baptist Hospital receiving extensive training in hip and knee replacement. While there he had training in anterior, superior, and muscle sparring approaches to hip replacement, partial and total knee replacement as well as surgery utilizing computer navigation. He was also trained in revision hip and knee surgery. Dr. Merz's second fellowship was in Hip Preservation surgery. He was trained in treating congenital, pediatric, developmental, and adult hip disorders including sports injuries. He was extensively trained in Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO), Hip Arthroscopy, Surgical Hip Dislocation (SHD) and other osteotomies of the hip and pelvis. He then joined EmergeOrtho, formerly Triangle Orthopaedics, where he specializes in Hip Preservation and Hip and Knee Replacement surgery in addition to general orthopaedics. His extensive training and background have made him very passionate about hip and knee conditions. He sees patients in Durham and Chapel Hill and operates at North Carolina Specialty Hospital, Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center, Duke Regional Hospital, Granville Medical Center and Person Memorial Hospital."
This content was provided by Dr. Merz "Dr. Merz is a compassionate health care provider who focuses on excellent communication and education during your visit. In addition to general orthopaedics, he has a true passion for conditions of the hip and knee. He uses a multimodal approach utilizing physicians of multiple different specialties in order to maximize your treatment including conservative and surgical treatments."
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
0 Board Certifications
Dr. Merz does not have any board certifications listed.
22 Conditions Treated
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture