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Raymond Merritt, DO, FACEP

Regional Disaster Management/ US Director


Dr. Raymond Merritt, FACEP, is USACS’ Regional Disaster Management/US Director and an attending physician/clinical faculty for AdventHealth Tampa, a Level I Trauma Center. He serves on the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Management Assistance Team.

He teaches in the Emergency Medicine Residency program at University of South Florida. Leadership experience includes political advocacy, participation on the education committee of AAEM/RSA, program representative for EMRA, and the academic affairs committee of AAEM/RSA. He is a member of ACOEP, ACEP/EMRA, AMA, AOA, SAEM, AAEM, ANA/ENA, and Missions to the World. He has presented throughout the world and has published articles in Annuals of Emergency Medicine, Society of American Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine, and Journal of Emergency, Trauma, and Shock. He has volunteered for the Hillsbrough County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, the State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida (SERVFL), and as a mentor for the Student Doctor Network and the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Track Mentor.

Dr. Merritt earned a BSN from the Medical College of Georgia, a bachelor’s degree from Augusta State University, and his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Florida. He was a U.S. Army Ranger.  He completed his emergency medicine residency from University of South Florida as chief resident, a teaching fellowship from American College of Emergency Physicians, a Wilderness Medicine Fellowship from the Wilderness Medical Society, and an ultrasound fellowship, also from University of South Florida. 

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