Zach Merten

Adjunct Assistant Professor


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.

Research Summary

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.

Clinical Summary

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


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Family Medicine Residency, Residency

Honors and 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

Professional Memberships

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



3850 Park Nicollet Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416