Dr. Mercer is a specialist in cataract surgery, laser surgery, and the medical and surgical treatment of eye disease. A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Mercer received both her bachelor’s degree in biology and her medical degree from Texas Tech University. Dr. Mercer completed a one-year internship in internal medicine and a three-year residency in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Mercer completed her formal medical training with a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Mercer is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Curriculum Vitae RACHEL C. MERCER, M.D. 4353 Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 552-2020
Education: College: Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Science in Biology 2007 Medical School: Texas Tech University, Doctor of Medicine 2011 Internship: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, 2011-2012 Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, 2012 – 2015 Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology, University of Iowa, 2015-2016 Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, November 2016
Medical Licensure: Iowa Nebraska
Employment History: September 2016 – Present Physician, Midwest Eye Care, P.C. Omaha, NE
Hospital Affiliations: CHI Mercy Hospital CHI Immanuel Hospital Jennie Edmundson Hospital Midwest Eye Surgery Center Nebraska Medicine Nebraska Methodist Hospital Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital
Professional Organizations: American Academy of Ophthalmology Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology American Medical Association Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Academic Awards and Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha, Senior Membership 2010 Mary Elizabeth Ramier Fellowship from the National Mortar Board Foundation, 2007 School of Medicine Endowed Scholarship Recipient, 2007- 2011 School of Medicine Dean’s Ambassador, 2008- 2011 TTUHSC Medical Student Summer Research Program, July-August 2008 Mortar Board, President, Texas Tech University, 2006-2007 President’s Endowed Scholar, Texas Tech University, 2003-2007 Honors College, Texas Tech University, 2003-2007 President’s list, Texas Tech University, 2003-2007
Presentations: “The Green Tumor” Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Grand Rounds 1/20/14. Mayo Medical School Surgical Interest Group, Panelist 2/7/14. “Hyperviscosity Syndrome” Professor Alan C. Bird visiting lecturer, case presentation, Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology 9/17/13. “Ophthalmic Changes in HELLP Syndrome” Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Grand Rounds 8/26/13. “Immunogammopathy Retinopathy” Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Grand Rounds 4/23/13. “Accidents Happen” Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Grand Rounds 10/29/12.