Dr. Walter Hilson Merrill MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Walter Merrill is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Drake Center and University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Merrill accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at Drake Center and one of 8 at University Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Heart Transplantation

Hospital Affiliation

Drake Center

University Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1974 - 1976

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1978 - 1982

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 32 years in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified 25 years in Surgical Critical Care

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

TN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Genesis and early growth of the society of thoracic surgeons.
Rainer, W. G.,Merrill, W.

Who do you say you are?
Merrill, W. H.

Preparing the next generation of residents to care for patients with cardiothoracic disease.
Merrill, W. H. 2013 1 11

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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