Merissa has been a Virscio Study Director since 2016 as a member of the testing facility-based team, where she closely oversees studies from initiation, completion of in-life and finalization of reports, applying expertise in clinical evaluation, tissue dissection and surgical and diagnostic procedures. Experience includes CNS surgical modeling, VAP placement, laparotomies, laparoscopic procedures, femoral and coronary access, ECG interpretations, slit lamp biomicroscopy and ultrasound image acquisition and analysis. Merissa received her BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and her MD at the Medical University of the Americas.