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

Bio

Dr. Ryan Merkow is a board certified surgical oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical practice focuses on complex upper gastrointestinal malignancies including pancreas, liver, biliary, gastric, small bowel, metastatic colorectal as well as peritoneal surface cancers. He is experienced in the application of regional therapeutic techniques, including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and liver directed chemotherapy. Dr. Merkow uses advanced minimally invasive su...[Read full text]Dr. Ryan Merkow is a board certified surgical oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical practice focuses on complex upper gastrointestinal malignancies including pancreas, liver, biliary, gastric, small bowel, metastatic colorectal as well as peritoneal surface cancers. He is experienced in the application of regional therapeutic techniques, including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and liver directed chemotherapy. Dr. Merkow uses advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques including robotic surgery when appropriate. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a health services researcher in the Surgical Outcomes Quality and Improvement Center (SOQIC) at Northwestern University with a focus on surgical outcomes, quality improvement and patient safety.[Shorten text]

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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: Complex General Surgical Oncology, General Surgery