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Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098

Deana Mercer, MD (photo)

Name: Deana Mercer, MD
Title: Associate Professor
Specialty: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Hand Microvascular Surgery
Medical School: University of New Mexico
Residency: University of New Mexico
Fellowship: Shoulder and Elbow; University of Washington
Fellowship: Hand; University of New Mexico

Dr. Deana Mercer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, at the University of New Mexico. She received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry from New Mexico State University, and an M.D. from the University of New Mexico 1999. She received fellowship training at the University of Washington in Seattle in Shoulder, Elbow surgery followed by a second fellowship in Hand and Microvascular surgery. In 2012, she obtained a Master's in Clinical Research with Distinction. Her research interests include pathology of the shoulder, elbow and hand and biomechanical research addressing orthopaedic musculoskeletal problems including arthritis and osteoporosis and works closely with the engineering group in her efforts

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Dr. Deana Mercer is currently certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and belongs to several professional societies, including the following: Emerging Leaders Program with the American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (Member), American Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha. In 2014, she received the “Stellar Consultant Award” from the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center.


Publications on PubMed

Research Projects

  • DeCoster T, Mercer D. Allograft infection research; Lovelace Hospital; 2011
  • Ian Power; Research Project: The effect of pulsed electromagnetic therapy on wound healing in primary carpal tunnel release; 2010
  • Evan Baldwin, Research Project: Comparison of the accuracy of imagining and modeling in characterization of fractures about the elbow needing operative treatment; 2010
  • Mercer D, Taha MR, Moneim M, Stewart D, McClellan W. In vitro biomechanical evaluation of the carpal metacarpal joint of the thumb after partial trapeziectomy; 2010
  • Mercer D, Stewart D. Long term follow-up of hemi-trapeziectomy with Palmaris longus versus local soft-tissue interposition for the surgical treatment of basal joint arthritis; 2010
  • Mercer D, Firoozbakhsh K, Medoro A, Lacovara A, Veitch J. A new clinical test for evaluating acute ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the thumb; 2009