Musculoskeletal Education and Research Center (MERC)
We are committed to continuous improvement in patient care and outcomes.
At MERC, we believe that concerted education and research programs led by clinicians, research staff, and fellows, builds upon the scientific and clinical knowledge base of musculoskeletal disorders, improving surgical care and quality of life for patients.
MERC has established and maintains a premier education and research center along with a collaborative worldwide network of colleagues dedicated to the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
2:1 Surgeon To Faculty Ratio Topic Based Didactic Breakouts Practical Cadaveric Exercises
1:1 Surgical Instruction Case Observation Hands-on cadaveric learning
MERC conducts clinical research studies of scientific merit and interest, to assess the safety and effectiveness of products or techniques used to treat patients with spinal disorders.
Our clinical research group collaborates with surgeons and clinical research coordinators to develop and conduct single or multicenter, prospective or retrospective, post-marketing research worldwide. Clinical research group members, in collaboration with surgeons and clinical site staff, define outcome measures and manage de-identified patient data.