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Gabriel Merlin, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon

Gabriel Merlin, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery


M.D.—Boston University School of Medicine

Residency—Boston University Medical Center

Fellowship—Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center


Board Certifications

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Subspecialty Certification: Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery



American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Association for Hand Surgery

Dr. Gabriel E. Merlin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Hand and Upper Extremity disorders and injuries.


Dr. Gabriel Merlin is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand, shoulder, and elbow. He performs wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, upper extremity joint replacement and reconstruction, upper extremity trauma and complex fractures, soft tissue injuries, compressive neuropathies, finger tip injuries, work and sports-related injuries, nerve and vascular conditions, and biologic injection therapy.  He has published on topics including total elbow arthroplasty, non-operative treatment of distal radius fractures, acromion stress fracture following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, and pectoralis major function after repair.

As a dedicated orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Merlin focuses on restoring patients to their optimal functional ability as quickly as possible.  His completed fellowship program at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center is one of the most sought after, and longest running, fellowship programs in the country. Dr. Merlin experienced a fully comprehensive hand and upper extremity clinical, surgical and research experience with a balance of all injuries and conditions including trauma, reconstructions, congenital issues and chronic conditions.  In conjunction with Shriners Hospital for Children, the fellowship program offered a unique Pediatric focus, in addition to specific training for Shoulder and Elbow surgical specialities.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Merlin enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sons, snowboarding, hiking, running and of course rooting for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and Boston Bruins which he has been doing since birth. 

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

The hand is a very complex organ with many joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Your hands play an important role in practically every action you perform – reaching, touching, grasping, holding, cradling, lifting, and so much more. So when your hand is injured or unable to perform its job well, the quality of your life suffers.  Dr. Gabriel Merlin is trained and qualified to treat all bone and soft-tissue conditions affecting your hands. 

 Some of these conditions and treatments include:

  • Hand, Wrist, Elbow Conditions and Treatments

  • Compressive Neuropathies including Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndromes

  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

    • ​Xiaflex treatment

  • De Quervain’s Tendonosis

  • Elbow Bursitis

  • Flexor Tendon injuries

  • Fractures/Trauma

  • Ganglion Cysts

  • Golfer’s Elbow

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Nerve Injuries

  • Pitcher’s Elbow

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Sports Injuries

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Trigger Finger

  • Trauma

  • Work Related Injuries

  • Wrist Arthroscopy

At Coastal Orthopedics, you can schedule an orthopedic appointment by phone at 978-927-3040,
submit our online form, or walk in to one of our three locations in Danvers, Gloucester or Beverly, MA.

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