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, primary care practice-based research, 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
Substance use disorder treatment
Preventive medicine
Weight management


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Family Medicine Residency (Residency) and the University of MN Medical School (Medical Degree), Residency

Licensures and Certifications

MN Medical License, Mayo Clinic Quality Fellow, STFM Faculty Fundamentals and Faculty Scholar Certificates, AAFP Physician Well-Being Certificate,

Honors and Recognition

Gold Humanism Honor Society Member; Chief Resident Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency, Rochester, MN; Family Medicine Faculty Teacher of Year; RPAP Outstanding Specialty Faculty Service award

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, Society for Teachers in Family Medicine



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

Administrative Contact

Gage White