Dr. C. Dale Mercer reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Mercer is a Professor of the Department of Surgery at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His clinical interests include esophageal motility, the esophagus, and other upper gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Mercer is a member of numerous medical societies and has authored or coauthored more than 100 publications.
Education and Training
MD: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978
Internship in General Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1978–1979
Residency in General Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1979–1982
Chief Resident in General Surgery: Queen's University, Kingston, ON, 1982–1983
Howard Wright Fellow in General and Thoracoesophageal Surgery: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1983–1985
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Queen's University, Kingston, ON:
Professor, General Surgery, 1999–present
Associate Professor, General Surgery, 1991–1999
Assistant Professor, General Surgery, 1985–1991
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