Asim Merchant MD

CHFM Faculty

Asim Merchant, MD Asim Merchant MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Medical Director for Family Medicine at Haile Plantation
2846 SW 87th Way Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 265-0944 Fax: (352) 594-8511

Professional Biography

Dr. Merchant is a Board Certified Primary Care and Sports Medicine physician who specializes in primary care, preventative medicine and has a special interest in management of non-operative orthopedic injuries for all ages.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Methodist University and his medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, he completed a residency in family medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey. He further pursued his education by completing a fellowship in sports medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo.

During his fellowship, Dr. Merchant served as a team physician for the University of Buffalo Division 1 football team, the Bulls. He also specializes in sports related concussion management of all ages and is a “Credentialed ImPACT consultant”. (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). His recent publication “Brain or Strain? Symptoms Alone Do Not Distinguish Physiologic Concussion from CervicalNestibular Injury” was published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Merchant enjoys swimming and playing tennis.


Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
BS Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
MD St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine
Grand Cayman, British West Indies
Residency University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Family Medicine
Fellowship State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Sports Medicine

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice
  • Board Certified, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Sports Medicine