Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Ryan P Merkow, MD, MS

Ryan P Merkow, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Focus of Work


CLINICAL: Surgical oncology, GI malignancies, pancreas cancer, pancreas cystic neoplasms, liver cancer, bile duct cancer, gastric cancer, neuroendocrine neoplasms, metastatic colorectal cancer, regional and infusional GI cancer therapies, peritoneal surface malignancies, minimally invasive surgery RESEARCH: Surgical health services, outcomes, and quality improvement research; oncology quality measurement and outcomes assessment


Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Colorado (2007)
  • MS: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Health Services and Outcomes Research (2012)
  • Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Surgery (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: American College of Surgeons, Research/Optimal Patient Care (2013)
  • Residency: University of Chicago, Surgery (2015)
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology (2017)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery



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Chicago IL 60611

Visit Ryan P Merkow's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.