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Dr. Thomas C. Merchant
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Specialties: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Hip and Knee Replacement

Thomas Merchant, MD

Dr. Merchant performs many types of orthopedic surgery. Some of the more frequent procedures are listed below:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Meniscal Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Other Arthroscopic Shoulder Repairs
  • Patellar Realignment
  • Cartilage Restoration

Dr. Merchant specializes in sports medicine and related conditions such as rotator cuff tears of the shoulder, patellofemoral problems of the knee and cartilage problems in major joints. Dr. Merchant's approach involves educating patients carefully about their condition and its evaluation and treatment options. In this way, the patient can make informed choices about their treatment and be a strong partner in the treatment process. He also has a passion for sports injury prevention and is happy to engage any person or group formally or informally on this topic.


  • Undergraduate: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Graduate: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Medical: University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


  • Rotating Internship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    Dr. Merchant has served on its Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Committee (appointed position) and on its Council of Delegates (elected position).
  • California Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Affiliations

Personal Interests

  • Tennis
  • Skiing of all types
  • Guitar
  • Hiking and backpacking
  • Cycling and scuba diving
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