Dr. Mike Merrill


Fractional Chief Medical Officer


Public Speaking

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  • Chief Medical Officer, Brook Health.

  • Author, with Joe Judge, of Leadership is Overcoming the Natural.

  • Former Chief Medical Officer, United Memorial Medical Center, Rochester Regional Health.

  • Led the transformation of a small rural hospital, over 9 years, into being the highest quality hospital in its system, by metrics.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo.

  • Created and ran a coalition of 45 Western New York healthcare organizations that agreed to consensus statements on COVID-19 public health measures.

  • Identified a gap in an automated claims processing system, leading to a yearly savings of 0.1% of medical spend.

  • Claims data analytics, with a strong clinical focus, using Milliman Medinsight, Cognos, and Microsoft Access and Excel.

  • Former journalist; write 700 words per hour.

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

  • Extensive experience as a hospitalist (~900 night shifts) and primary care physician.

  • ACLS certified.

  • Master's degrees in epidemiology, journalism, and business.

  • Member, Board of Health, Erie County, New York.

  • Former Member, New York State Board of Professional Medical Conduct.

  • Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

  • "A standard doctor polymath." - D.C. lobbyist.


  • Value-based contracting

  • Hospital, Payer and B2B strategy

  • Group dynamics

  • Medical staff relations

  • Claims analysis