Robert Merritt, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA

Dr. Robert Merrit attended Yale University where he received his BSc Degree in 1991 and then he furthered his study at Cornell University Medical College and received his MD Degree there in 1998. He completed his Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital and his Fellowship in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is now the Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Merrit specializes in minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancers. His clinical interests include primary lung carcinoma, esophageal carcinoma, thymic malignancies, primary tumors of the chest wall, tracheal tumors and secondary lung carcinoma. He was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2017-2019. He performs robotic–assisted thoracic surgery procedures for the removal of lung tumors and tumors in the mediastinum. His research interest involves tumor immunology. He also performs outcomes research to improve the results of surgical procedures for thoracic malignancies.

He was named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2017-2018 and rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2015. He has published many studies in Nature Medicine, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Clinics, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer and Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.

Terms of Appointment: Dec 2019 - Nov 2021