Wyndell Merritt, MD, FACS

Dr. Merritt is from Chapel Hill, NC and was educated at Davidson College, UNC Medical School, University of Florida, Stanford, Emory and the University of Arizona. While an Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at MCV/VCU he developed a Masters Hand Therapy program for OT and PT graduates, and the Virginia Hand Management Center, where his first graduate student, Maureen Hardy, became director. He had many other gifted students who challenged and taught him, including Chris Blake, Juli Howell, Sandy Robinson, Gwen van Strien, Lynne Feehan, and others. He is in private practice in Virginia but retained academic affiliations as Clinical Professor at VCU and UVA. Special interests include contributions in extended periarterial sympathectomies for Raynaud syndrome, RSD/CRPS management, and the role of relative motion splinting. Dr. Merritt has received numerous awards, including the IFSSH Pioneer in Hand Surgery, but is particularly proud of honorary membership in ASHT, and is past president of AAHS and ASPN. He has also been a senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His hobbies include turkey and other game hunting, fishing, and upright bass player for the Nevah Hurd Bluegrass band.