Merrill W. Reuter, MD, PhD, FACS
Dr. Merrill W. Reuter is a Neuro-Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon that specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Reuter received his Bachelor's degree in Biophysics from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1982. In 1986 Dr. Reuter earned his medical degree from Brown University Program in Medicine and his Master's degree in Biomaterials from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Reuter received his orthopaedic residency training at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, graduating in 1991. After his residency, Dr. Reuter pursued his first fellowship in Surgery of the Foot and Ankle at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas and his second fellowship in Spinal and Reconstructive Surgery at the Spinal Associates of North Central Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Reuter was one of the first spine surgeons in the state of Florida to undergo training for minimally invasive spine surgery. Since 1999 he has been active in training spine surgeons as well as related physicians and other healthcare providers. Dr. Reuter has participated in FDA and non-FDA studies and has lectured world wide. Dr. Reuter has been able to reduce operative time, costs and patient recovery times due to his minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Reuter has been Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. since 1996, and re-certified in spine since 2006. He is also Board Certified by The American Board of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 2003, Dr. Reuter earned a Doctorate degree from the American International University Online Program in Surgical Research and a Master's degree in Chirurgie (surgery). He is also a recipient of the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award for acquiring above the required amount of continuing medical education credits. Dr. Reuter is active in local, regional and national medical organizations and has authored numerous chapters, medical journal articles, posters and talks.