Every year, tens of thousands of people undergo hip replacement surgery. One of the major reasons is the wearing down of the hip joint. This is most often due to the effects of osteoarthritis; however, other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, bone tumors and avascular necrosis – a condition that causes loss of bone due to insufficient blood supply – can also lead to problems with the hip joint. Keeping your hips in healthy condition can help you avoid this surgery.
Zahra Merchant, M.D.
- Interventional Spine
Areas of Expertise
- Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Merchant was raised in Dallas, Texas. She graduated at the top of her class from MacArthur High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas as well as a bachelor’s degree in Anatomy from Parker College.
She received her doctorate from St. Christopher’s School of Medicine where she received an academic achievement award for medical scholars as well as the University President’s award. Dr. Merchant completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. During her residency, she received the Inaugural Chairman’s professionalism award. To enhance her clinical skills, Dr. Merchant further underwent post graduate advanced training in interventional spine procedures.
As a board-certified physiatrist, Dr. Merchant is a strong advocate of complementary medicine in providing comprehensive care.