Zach Merten, MD

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Zach Merten

Contact Info

Office Phone 952-993-9656

Office Address:
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency

University of Minnesota Medical School

Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Family Medicine Residency


Dr. Merten is a family physician and medical educator working within the Park Nicollet System and University of Minnesota Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program. He is most passionate about caring for all age groups, education initiatives, quality improvement, and teaching and performing ambulatory primary care procedures.


  • Medical education 
  • Office-based procedures 
  • Preventive medicine 
  • Weight management

Awards & Recognition

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Member
  • Chief Resident Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency, Rochester, MN 
  • Excellence in Teaching, Fellow, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 
  • Family Medicine Faculty Teacher of the Year 2020-2021 Mayo FM Residency Eau Claire, WI

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


Research Summary/Interests

I am interested in medical education research and innovation. I am also interested in research projects that can be implemented and studied in the primary care setting.



  • Family Medicine/Primary Care

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Medical education; Office-based procedures; Prenatal care; Preventive medicine; Weight management