Robert M. Merion, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Health Systems
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
2926B Taubman Center SPC 5331
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5331
Dr. Robert Merion is a Professor of Surgery in the Section of Transplantation. Dr. Merion served for ten years as the Chief of the Division and as Director of the University of Michigan Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program before assuming his current responsibilities as Clinical Transplant Director for the federally funded Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Dr. Merion graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1979 and completed a residency training program in general surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan in 1986. During his residency, he spent two years with Sir Roy Y. Calne, FRS, in Cambridge, England, where he studied transplantation immunology and completed a clinical fellowship in abdominal organ transplantation. Dr. Merion has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Surgery since 1986. He also serves as the director of the University of Michigan's American Society of Transplant Surgeons-approved fellowship training program in kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation.
Dr. Merion's clinical interests span the range of solid organ transplantation in adults and children, management of immunosuppressive therapy and its complications, and vascular access surgery. His areas of special focus include kidney and pancreas transplantation.
Dr. Merion is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in medical informatics, particularly in the field of transplantation, where in addition to his role with the SRTR, he serves in several national informatics leadership positions with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.