Dr. Faisal Merchant
Dr. Merchant specializes in both pediatric and adult Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeries.
“Having been raised in Dunedin, FL, since the age of two, there was no question of where I would be practicing medicine once I completed my education and training. I love practicing Otolaryngology for every aspect that the specialty provides. Also, I enjoy being able to treat patients of all age ranges, both adult and pediatric, so I truly can say that I am at the service of my entire community.
After completing my residency training, I began my career serving as the Chief of Ear, Nose, and Throat at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in Pinellas County. Being the only full-time physician of my specialty serving our nation’s veterans in southwest Florida from Tarpon Springs to Naples was a huge responsibility but an even greater privilege. In my five years there, my patients taught me not only to become a more compassionate physician and surgeon, but also to be a more responsible citizen.
I am honored to be a part of a group of physicians and staff that puts the changing needs of an ever-growing community first and foremost in every aspect of patient care.”
Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC
Medical Degree: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Internship: General Surgery, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Fellowship: American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology