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Ryan T. Merrell 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


  • 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

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
May 13, 2024
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I have recommended him and his staff to anyone who needs a neurologist and will continue to.
April 21, 2024
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Very impressed with the knowledge, experience, concern and attention expressed.
April 13, 2024
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April 9, 2024
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I've never had a bad experience with Dr Merrell
April 7, 2024
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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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