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Geno J. Merli, M.D., F.A.C.P.  


Dr. Geno Merli is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, Director of the Jefferson Center for Vascular Disease at Jefferson Medical College and Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Merli is a paid consultant for sanofi-aventis. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in rehabilitation medicine and internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of prophylaxis for and management of deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE), as well as for the medical consultation of surgical patients. His research interests have focused on prophylaxis for DVT/PE and the management of DVT in acutely ill medical and certain surgical patients.

Dr. Merli has been a featured speaker for promoting the National Coalition to Prevent DVT. Former editor-in-chief of Internal Medicine, Dr. Merli currently serves on the editorial board for the Society of Hospital Medicine's publications, Journal of Hospital Medicine, Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine and The Hospitalist. He is also a reviewer for the American Archives of Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Chest, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Managed Care, and Journal of Thrombosis & Thrombolysis. He is co-editor, with Howard H. Weitz, M.D., of the book Medical Management of the Surgical Patient, and co-chairs the Jefferson-Mayo Clinic national course on the perioperative care of the surgical patient with medical problems. In addition, Drs. Merli and Weitz present an innovative program called "Consult Talk" at the Annual American College of Physicians Meeting.