Robert Mericle MD

Has been named one of “America’s Top Physicians” by the Consumer Research Council of America and selected by his peers to the prestigious “Best Doctors in America” list on multiple occasions

Phone: 615-320-0007 | Fax: 615-902-3982

Learn About Dr. Mericle’s Expertise

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Mericle has treated thousands of neurosurgery patients over the past two decades.

In addition to treating patients at Nashville Neurosurgery Group, Dr. Mericle continues to teach dozens of physicians across the United States, having personally trained more than 15 fellows in vascular neurosurgery and neurointerventional surgery at Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida. He has more than 100 publications on neurosurgical topics in both books and medical journals.

Dr. Mericle and his wife, Yin, have three children.


Jessica L. Pope, PA-C | Valerie L. Johnson, PA-C | Erica L. Pennington, NP

An Overview Of Expertise, Certifications & Appointments



University of Oklahoma, B.S. Zoology, B.A. Psychology


University of Florida, General Surgery


State University of New York at Buffalo, Neuroendovascular Surgery


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


University of Florida, Neurological Surgery


American Board of Neurological Surgery
November 12, 2004 – Current


Dec 2010 — Present

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Nashville Neurosurgery Group, Nashville, TN.

Nov 2004 — Nov 2010

Faculty appointment, Tenured Associate Professor Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN.

Jun 2001 — Oct 2004

Faculty appointment, Assistant Professor, University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery, Gainesville, FL.

Jun 2000 — May 2001

Faculty appointment, Instructor, University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery, Gainesville, FL.


    • Society of Neurological Surgery
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Board of Medical Specialties
    • American Board of Neurological Surgery
    • Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • Council of State Neurological Societies
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
    • Southern Neurological Society
    • Tennessee Neurological Society
    • Tennessee Medical Association
    • Florida Neurosurgical Society
    • Florida Medical Association


Main Office

330 22nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203

Robert A. Mericle, MD
Doctor Rating

5.0 out of 5

Robert A. Mericle, MD

14 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

Patient Reviews


Yes, I recommend Dr. Mericle. I was all alone at Centennial Hospital and didn't know the physician assigned to my case. Boy was I blessed to have Dr. Mericle place the coil in my brain aneurysm. I will have to say, Veronica runs the show in that office. She is the best, keeping me and any problems I may have. So grateful! Thanks to all!


Ladies at the front desk are awesome. They handle/treat patients with smiles and are warm and beautiful. Best two people at the front of office, that speaks volumes! Dr. R. Mericle explained what is happening to me quite clearly and it was quite an eye opener pertaining to my health issues surrounding my un-balancedness.


Collette and Amy are so friendly and compassionate. From a patient's point of view, I couldn't ask for a greater support staff. Please thank them for me. I appreciate their kindness from the bottom of my heart.


Erica Pennington PA, is so helpful and informative. This surgery is going to change my life. Trigeminal neuralgia is slowly killing my "normal" and your practice is giving me hope. Thank you!


Very good with patients.


PA was nice and thorough. Answered long awaiting questions.


I have always received a very pleasant welcome at the front desk. All staff have gone out of their way to answer all my questions and concerns, even when I called. Dr. Mericle and his staff are a welcome relief from other doctors offices.


I have suffered many years from Trigeminal neuralgia and I am finally without pain. Thank you to everyone in your office. You have been amazing.


I can not thank Dr. Mericle enough for giving me my life back after performing my MVD surgery.


Very professional. Takes time to answer and explain all questions. Happy with the whole staff.