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Ryan T. Merrell BS, MD

Chief, Division of Neuro-Oncology, and Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumors
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosciences


1500 21st Avenue South, The Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 1506
Nashville, TN 37212


  • English


  • Bachelor of Science - University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1997
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
  • Internship - Mayo Clinic, 2006
  • Residency - Mayo Clinic, 2009
  • Fellowship - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2010

Board Certifications

  • Neuro-Oncology - United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, 2011

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Patient Comments

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Outstanding on every method
March 18, 2024
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Dr Merrill seemed very knowledgeable concerning my issues. I feel very hopeful that will be able to fix my issue.
March 15, 2024
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Dr. Merrell is gracious to show scan views we request and compare to dates we request. He uses vocabulary that is concise and efficient. He is kind and has a sense of humor. We appreciate his guidance in our care. We trust and value his recommendations.
March 15, 2024
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Very attentive answered all my questions (there were a lot) helped me understand my condition. Very pleased
March 10, 2024
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Dr Merrill has compassion and great knowledge!
March 3, 2024
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Meeting with Dr. Merrell was always a very pleasant experience! Love his dry sense of humor.
February 23, 2024
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I would and do recommend him and his staff to anyone who needs to see a neurologist!
February 20, 2024
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Dr. Merrell is the best! He's very kind and concerned about all my issues. I would be happy to recommend him to fa.ily and friends.
February 7, 2024
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Both the PA and the doctor were compassionate.
January 29, 2024
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