Dr. Merritt 2022 4 Under 40 Award

Dr. Merritt is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the Warren Alpert Medical School where he helps to create and maintain an open, caring, and inclusive learning environment at the Medical School and its clinical affiliates and partners. After medical school he completed residency and chief residency at the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Merritt also holds a Master of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Merritt helped launch COVID Connectors – that collected used iPhones, iPads and tablets for patients to video chat with their loved ones while they were in the hospital.   The program was a huge success including a partnership with URI to help to prepare the devices for use, and Amazon donating over 500 tablets.

Dr. Merritt was just elected to the RIMS Physician Health Program Governance Committee.