Asim Merchant, MD, CAQSM

Asim Merchant

Asim Merchant, MD, CAQSM
Assistant Professor
Student Health Care Center
P.O. Box 117500
Gainesville, FL 32611-7500

Contact Information 
Phone: (352) 392-1161
Fax: (352) 392-9625

Professional Biography

Dr. Asim 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’s 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 Cervical/Vestibular Injury” was published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Merchant enjoys swimming and playing tennis.


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

Certifications and Professional Organizations

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

Clinical Interests

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine