Demetri J. Merianos, M.D.
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About Demetri J. Merianos, M.D.
"I specialize in pediatric minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures, and I enjoy a wide range of clinical interests and expertise, including neonatal and congenital anomalies, pediatric general and thoracic surgery, pediatric gastrointestinal surgery, and pediatric surgical oncology. I pride myself on communicating well with both children and their parents, and making sure my patients understand their diagnosis and all available treatment options, including non-surgical options. I like to think that, while my patients and their parents might enter my office feeling terrified about the prospect of needing surgery, they will leave my office feeling educated, empowered, and confident in the treatment plan that we create together."
Demetri J. Merianos, MD is Associate Professor of Surgery in the division of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Board-certified in both pediatric and general surgery, he specializes in pediatric minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures. He enjoys a wide range of clinical interests and expertise, including neonatal and congenital anomalies, pediatric general and thoracic surgery, pediatric gastrointestinal surgery, and pediatric surgical oncology.
Dr. Merianos is fluent in Spanish and Greek. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 2000. He earned his medical degree from UMDNJ--New Jersey Medical School in 2004, where he was elected to the AOA Honor Medical Society, and graduated at the top of his class. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, where he received both the Penn Pearl and Leonard D. Miller Teaching Awards. During his residency, he completed a two year research fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the laboratory of Alan Flake. He performed research on the immune barriers to in utero stem cell transplantation, and was the recipient of the Jonathan Rhoads Research Award. Dr. Merianos then went on to complete a two year clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, under the guidance of Henri Ford.
He is an active member of many prestigious medical and surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the AOA Honor Medical Society, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He has also been invited to present his research findings at a number of national and international scientific conferences.
National Merit Scholarship, 1996-2000
Young Adult Volunteer of the Year, Durham Herald-Sun, Durham, NC, 2000
Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, State of North Carolina, 2000
AOA Honor Medical Society, 2003-2004
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2004
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2004
Jonathan Rhoads Research Award, 2010
Penn Pearl Teaching Award, 2011
Leonard D. Miller Teaching Award, 2011
Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015
New York Super Doctor - Rising Star, 2017
M.D.New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey2004
Associate Attending SurgeonNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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