Alex Merkle, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology-Diagnostics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Stanford University (CA) (2003)
Internship:
  • Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (2012)
Residency:
  • New York University School of Medicine Program, Diagnostic (2016)
Fellowships:
  • New York University School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases Program, Musculoskeletal Radiology (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Radiology-Diagnostics

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Radiology

Publications

  • Freedman JD, Merkle AN, Iorio ML. Bilateral Distal Radius Fractures in a Patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Jul 6;11(3). PubMed PMID: 34228658
  • Strickland CD, Patten LW, Durst MJ, Merkle AN. Mass-Like Fat at the Medial Midfoot: A Common Pseudolesion. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2021 Apr;31(2):245-251. PubMed PMID: 34556903
  • Lin JS, Gimarc DC, Adler RS, Beltran LS, Merkle AN. Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2021 Dec;25(6):769-784. PubMed PMID: 34937117
  • Jain N, Bauman PA, Hamilton WG, Merkle A, Adler RS. Can Elite Dancers Return to Dance After Ultrasound-Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections?. J Dance Med Sci. 2018 Dec 1;22(4):225-232. PubMed PMID: 30477612
  • Hou SW, Merkle AN, Babb JS, McCabe R, Gyftopoulos S, Adler RS. Shear Wave Ultrasound Elastographic Evaluation of the Rotator Cuff Tendon. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jan;36(1):95-106. PubMed PMID: 27914201
  • Gottsegen CJ, Merkle AN, Bencardino JT, Gyftopoulos S. Advanced MRI Techniques of the Shoulder Joint: Current Applications in Clinical Practice. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Sep;209(3):544-551. PubMed PMID: 28829170
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Radiology - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Basement
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1200

UCHealth Radiology - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
1st Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1130

UCHealth Radiology - Inverness
175 Inverness Drive West Suite 150
Englewood, CO 80112
720-516-1002

CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center
2150 Stadium Drive
2nd Floor
Boulder, CO 80309
303-315-9900

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology, Board Certification (2017, 2017)
Care Philosophy
As a diagnostic and interventional radiologist, I use imaging techniques to diagnose illness and perform image-guided procedures in the musculoskeletal system. I work hand-in-hand with orthopedists, rheumatologists, pain management specialists, and other colleagues to provide assistance in understanding and relating imaging findings to patients.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Stanford University (CA) (2003)
Internships:
  • Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • New York University School of Medicine Program, Diagnostic (2016)
Fellowships:
  • New York University School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases Program, Musculoskeletal Radiology (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Radiology-Diagnostics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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