Dr. Bradley Merk MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Bradley Merk is an orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine and has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Merk accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 33 doctors at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and one of 13 at Northwestern Medical Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1994–1999

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Class of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

2013 AAOS/ASSH General Orthopaedic Review
2013 7 11

Gel Scaffolds of BMP-2-Binding Peptide Amphiphile Nanofibers for Spinal Arthrodesis.
Lee, S. S.,Hsu, E. L.,Mendoza, M.,Ghodasra, J.,Nickoli, M. S.,Ashtekar, A.,Polavarapu, M.,Babu, J.,Riaz, R. M.,Nicolas, J. D.,Nelson, D.,Hashmi, S. Z.,Kaltz, S. R.,Earhart, J. S.,Merk, B. R.,McKee, J. S.,Bairstow, S. F.,Shah, R. N.,Hsu, W. K.,Stupp, S. I.

Clinical and radiographic comparisons of two different radial head implant designs.
Berschback, J. C.,Lynch, T. S.,Kalainov, D. M.,Wysocki, R. W.,Merk, B. R.,Cohen, M. S.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Idaho PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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