He is a Past President of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and currently chairs the Quality Assurance Committee. He served as Chairman of the Podiatry Department of Methodist Medical Center since 1990 and currently for Shands (University of Florida) Medical Center.. He is a Faculty Member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville and currently the Director of the Podiatric Residency Program at the University. He has served two terms on the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine and was honored as Podiatrist of the Year in 1995 and Practitioner of the Year in 1998 by the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. He holds board certifications from the American Board of Quality Assurance, The American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatric Surgery, The American Academy of Wound Management and The American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Meritt graduated from the OCPM and has practiced in Jacksonville, Florida since completing his surgical residency in 1975.