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William Thomas Merritt, M.B.A., M.D.

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Director, Anesthesia Liver Transplant Division

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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Expertise: Anesthesiology, Transplant Surgery

Research Interests: Hemodynamics of end-stage liver disease; Metabolism in end-stage liver disease; Blood substitutes and blood conservation methods; coagulation; EMR; hemodynamics ...read more

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Background

Dr. William Merritt is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an expert in anesthesiology and transplant surgery. Dr. Merritt serves as the director of Anesthesia Liver Transplant Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Merritt earned his M.D. from University of Maryland. He completed his residency and performed a fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pediatrics.

His research interests include blood substitutes and blood conservation methods, metabolism in end-stage liver disease and hemodynamics of end-stage liver disease.

 

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Titles

  • Director, Anesthesia Liver Transplant Division
  • Head, Johns Hopkins Hospital Liver Transplant Anesthesia
  • Head, Transplant Anesthesia Group
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • , University of Maryland School of Medicine (1972)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (1984)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (1985)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1987)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1981)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Merritt’s research interests are related to blood substitutes and blood conservation methods, metabolism in end-stage liver disease and hemodynamics of end-stage liver disease.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, International Liver Transplantation Society, 2009

Memberships

  • International Liver Transplantation Society

Professional Activities

  • Anesthesiology/CCM, Computer Systems Advisory Committee, 1994
  • Anesthesiology/CCM, Quality Assurance Committee, 1986
  • Clinical Systems Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1994
  • Electronic Patient Record Steering Committee, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1995
  • Epidemiology and Infection Control Committee, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1986
  • Co-Founder, International Liver Transplantion Society, 1989
  • Treasurer, International Liver Transplantation Society, 1987 - 1997
  • President, International Liver Transplantation Society, 1999 - 2001
  • Founder, International Liver Transplantation Society, 1994
    Perioperative Care in Liver Transplantation: Director for 15 years; educational daylong conference that continues to be held annually at the American Society of Anesthesiology meeting.
  • Former Editorial Board Member, Liver Transplantation
  • Editorial Board, Experimental and Clinical Transplanation
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