Anthony P. Merza M.D., J.D., M.B.A., LL.M

Health Care Law Attorney in Chicago

Anthony P. Merza M.D., J.D., M.B.A., LL.M

Of Counsel
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Merza has been a practicing gastroenterologist in the Chicago area for over twenty-five years.  He received his Juris Doctorate cum laude from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  He has a Master of Laws degree in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Laws degree in Real Estate from the John Marshall Law School. 

His M.D. degree was from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.  He also has an M.B.A degree and a B.A. Honors degree from The University of Chicago.

Dr. Merza is co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Independent Physicians’ ACO of Chicago LLC, the first and largest physician-led Medicare–approved accountable care organization in the State of Illinois. The ACO comprises many hundreds of independent physician practices throughout the Chicago area.  Dr. Merza is also a Board member of SmartPlan Choice, an Accountable Care Entity that serves many tens of thousands of Medicaid patients in partnership with Presence Health.

Dr. Merza has served as Chairman and as a member of various hospital committees involved with quality oversight, physician discipline and drafting of medical staff bylaws from the physician’s perspective.

Published Works

  • Anthony P. Merza, Hospital Charity Care and the Corporate Campaign: Labor Union Exploitation of Dysfunctional Tax Exemption Laws, 11 DePaul J. Health Care L. 203 (2008).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association