Gabriel Merlin, MD – Coastal Orthopedic Associates

Gabriel Merlin, M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

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Dr. Gabriel Merlin is a board-eligible and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and specializes 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 specialties.

​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.


The Medical Building
77 Herrick Street – Suite 201
Beverly, MA 01915

Lahey Outpatient Center
480 Maple Street – Suite 204
Danvers, MA 01923

Blackburn Industrial Park
1 Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 927-3040    Fax: (978) 927-0443

Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed