• 3031 Citations
20062023
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Research Interests

Dr. Ryan Merkow is a board certified surgical oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical practice focuses on complex upper gastrointestinal malignancies including pancreas, liver, biliary, gastric, small bowel, metastatic colorectal as well as peritoneal surface cancers. He is experienced in the application of regional therapeutic techniques, including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and liver directed chemotherapy. Dr. Merkow uses advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques including robotic surgery when appropriate. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a health services researcher in the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) in the Center for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University with a focus on surgical outcomes, quality improvement and patient safety.

Certifications and Licenses

General Surgery
Complex General Surgical Oncology

Training Experience

2010Residency, University of Colorado School of Medicine
2013Postdoctoral Fellowship, American College of Surgeons
2015Residency, University of Chicago
2017Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Education/Academic qualification

MS, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2012

MD, University of Colorado

… → 2007

Research interests

  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Liver Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Outcome Measures
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Digestive Cancer (esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum)

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Grants 2013 2023

Research Output 2006 2019

Abrupt Discontinuation of the Codman Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump: Considerations in the Era of Precision Medicine

Ellis, R. J., Angelos, P., Jarnagin, W. R., Kemeny, N. E. & Merkow, R. P., Aug 1 2019, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 229, 2, p. 217-219 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infusion Pumps
Precision Medicine
Hepatic Artery

An Empirical National Assessment of the Learning Environment and Factors Associated with Program Culture

Ellis, R. J., Hewitt, D. B., Hu, Y-Y., Johnson, J., Merkow, R. P., Yang, A. D., Potts, J. R., Hoyt, D. B., Buyske, J. & Bilimoria, K. Y., Jan 1 2019, In : Annals of surgery. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internship and Residency
Learning
Principal Component Analysis
Sexual Harassment
Cross-Sectional Studies

Assessment of hospital-level adjusted breast cancer sentinel lymph node positivity rates

Berger, E. R., Bilimoria, K. Y., Kinnier, C. V., Minami, C. A., Bethke, K. P., Hansen, N. M., Merkow, R. P., Winchester, D. P. & Yang, A. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of surgical oncology. 119, 1, p. 101-108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Breast Neoplasms
Survival
Sentinel Lymph Node
Process Assessment (Health Care)

Association of preoperative biliary drainage technique with postoperative outcomes among patients with resectable hepatobiliary malignancy

Hu, Q. L., Liu, J. B., Ellis, R. J., Liu, J. Y., Yang, A. D., D'Angelica, M. I., Ko, C. Y. & Merkow, R. P., Jan 1 2019, In : HPB.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drainage
Propensity Score
Neoplasms
Morbidity
Logistic Models
2 Citations (Scopus)
Prospective Payment System
Neoplasms
National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Cancer Care Facilities
Comorbidity