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The Science Committee



Chair (2021-2024) - Active
Deana S. Mercer, MD
Committee Member (2023-2026) - Student
Madeleine DeClercq
Committee Member (2023-2026) - Active
Gary Friedlaender, MD
Committee Member (2023-2026) - Resident
Olivia Grothaus, MD
Committee Member (2022-2025) - Active
Youssra Marjoua
Committee Member (2022-2025) - Resident
Stephanie Pearce, MD
Committee Member (2022-2025) - Student
Barbara Pierre-Louis
Committee Member (2023-2026) - Resident
Janae Rasmussen, MD
Committee Member (2022-2025) - Resident
Madeleine Ann Sauer
SCIENCE Committee Chair

Deana S. Mercer, MD

Dr. Deana Mercer is a professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr Mercer is a double fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon, specifically in shoulder, elbow and hand microvascular.

Dr Mercer has been at the University level 1 Trauma Center for 13 years and takes care of complex upper extremity trauma. She is extremely active in peripheral nerve surgery, both trauma and reconstructive. She was vice chair of research for 10 years. She ran the hand and upper extremity fellowship as associate Director for three years and fellowship Director for seven years.

Dr Mercer is currently active in research and education. She lectures on upper extremity trauma and nerve nationally and internationally. She has been married for 29 years.

Dr Mercer has six wonderful children and in her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking and running and most outdoor activities.

Our Work

The RJOS Scientific Committee oversees grant distribution. The committee works to provide grant opportunities to RJOS members in good standing. RJOS is proud of its historic commitment to providing grants and scholarships to RJOS members including our residents, medical students and practicing surgeons. Industry groups and individual donors fund our RJOS grants and scholarships, providing incredible research and education opportunities for our rising stars.
Grant applications will open in September 2023. Please visit the Grants & Scholarships page to view the grants and their deadlines. We welcome your application and research enthusiasm.

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