John L Merritt, MD, FACP Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Spine Surgery & Spine Care and Physical Medicine & Rehab

Specialty Focus: Spinal Cord Injury, Life Care Plans, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury

Education: MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Internal Medicine, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA; PM&R, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Years in Practice: 35+


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An active practicing physician and researcher, and Professor of Neurology and Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, in Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation and in Spinal Cord Medicine. Has served as an expert witness for over 20 years in complex, challenging, high award/value cases for spinal cord injury, brain injury, catastrophic injuries, for plaintiff and defense. Experienced in developing, writing, and reviewing Life Care Plans. 35 years clinical experience includes: Professor at the Mayo Clinic, at University of California-Irvine, at Marquette University, at Medical College of Wisconsin, and now at University of South Florida. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Medicine, & board eligible in Brain Injury Medicine. Physician, teacher, researcher, & medical expert witness. Has served as Professors at: Mayo Clinic, Rochester; University of California, Irvine; Medical College of Wisconsin: Marquette Univ, Milwaukee; & University of South Florida, Tampa. Over 20 years experience as an expert witness in complex, high profile cases for spinal cord injury, brain injury, plaintiff and defense. Expert in developing & reviewing Life Care Plans, and establishing the medical basis of a LCP.