Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, UF, UF Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute
Dr. Merendino earned his medical degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami. Following medical school, he completed his residency in podiatric surgery at Kern Hospital for Special Surgery in Warren, Michigan. His inspiration for becoming a physician started when he was young. He experienced the battle his grandparents had with the effects of diabetes, which eventually led to the loss of limbs and life. This formed his desire and focus to reduce the effects of diabetes and other diseases of the foot and ankle.
His goal is to treat patients and educate them on the conditions they face. When his patients understand why a disease is affecting their foot and ankle, they become more involved in their care plan. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family biking, and hiking.