Memorial Hospital of Tampa announces the appointment of Steven Merta, MD, MBA, FACHE, as its new Associate Chief Medical Officer effective June 3, 2019. Dr. Merta comes to Memorial Hospital from The Women’s Clinic at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina where he practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for twenty-two years. He served for eighteen years as a private practice physician and the final five years employed by Duke LifePoint.
Dr. Merta has served multiple terms as Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at Frye Regional Medical Center, focusing on patient care standardization initiatives. He served on several medical staff committees including Medical Executive, Patient Safety and Clinical Quality and Cerner Implementation Advisory. Dr.Merta was also a member of the Physician Advisory and the Athena Physician Optimization Committees for Frye Care Physician Services Group.
Dr. Merta graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from New York Medical. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Bonaventure University with a BS in Biology and a Masters in Natural Sciences from University of Buffalo. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1989 and served as the Chief Resident at Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Merta also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee’s Physician Executive MBA program. He is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a fellow of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.