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William Thomas Merritt, MD

Director, Anesthesia Liver Transplant Division
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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410-955-5615

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Director, Anesthesia Liver Transplant Division
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Pre-Op Evaluation Center

Expertise

Anesthesiology, Transplant Surgery

Research Interests

Blood substitutes and blood conservation methods; Metabolism in end-stage liver disease; Hemodynamics of end-stage liver disease

Biography

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.

Dr. Merritt is a founding council member of the International Liver Transplantation Society, where he has served as a secretary and president. At Johns Hopkins, he is a clinical leader for Centricity Perioperative Manager (ORMIS), an operating room management system that helps facilitate many of the functions necessary to provide safe, efficient care to the surgical and procedural patient population.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

International Liver Transplantation Society

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore MD) (1972)

    Residencies

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

    Fellowships

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

    Certifications

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

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  • Activities & Honors +

    Professional Activities

    Johns Hopkins Hospital Electronic Patient Record Steering Committee, 1995 - present

    Anesthesiology/CCM - Computer Systems Advisory Committee, 1994 - present

    Clinical Systems Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1994 - present

    Founding Council Member, International Liver Transplantation Society, 1988 - present

    Voting Member, Autologous Transfusion Committee, Association of Medical Instrumentation, 1988 - present

    Anesthesiology/CCM - Quality Assurance Committee, 1986 - present

    Johns Hopkins Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Committee, 1986 - present

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5615
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5615
    Fax: 410-955-0994
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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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