Medical Education & Research Institute

The MERI is a nonprofit medical teaching and training facility that conducts state-of-the-art, hands-

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Hearts beating, eyes seeing, lives saved – National Donate Life Day reminds us of the incredible impact selfless donors make. Today, we honor their gift and encourage everyone to register as an organ, eye, or tissue donor. Your decision has the power to bring hope and healing to countless individuals in need. Let's spread awareness, celebrate generosity, and remember: one donor can save up to eight lives.


Semmes Murphey Clinic and its providers are dedicated to educating the next generation of brain and spine physicians.

Pictured here: Dr. Nick Khan teaching anatomy to residents at MERI: Medical Education & Research Institute.

Dr. Khan is a Memphis native who completed a 7-year residency in neurological surgery at UTHSC & Semmes Murphey Clinic. After his subsequent post-graduate fellowship, Dr. Khan returned to Memphis to join SMC as a neurosurgeon specializing in skull base, vascular, and spinal surgery.


We are thrilled to join the entire neurosurgical community in celebrating Dr. Foley's well-deserved recognition with the prestigious 2023 World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies' Scoville Award.

Dr. Foley's unwavering dedication, innovative spirit, and impactful contributions have not only advanced the field but also fostered invaluable collaborations. We are incredibly proud to have such visionary leader as our Chairman & Medical Director.

All of us at the MERI extend our biggest heartfelt congratulations on this remarkable achievement!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Foley, recipient of the 2023 World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies' Scoville Award.

The Scoville Award is given to “recognize a neurosurgeon whose work has been instrumental in advancing the art and science of neurosurgery.”

The WFNS presented Dr. Foley with the Scoville Award at the 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery. The event took place Dec 4-8 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Congratulations, Dr. Foley!

Photos from Medical Education & Research Institute's post 11/16/2023

Thank you Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference for another incredible conference. We are proud to have been a sponsor of the MNVC for its 21st year! Our team looks forward to seeing everyone again next year.


Our physicians and surgeons are proud to serve as the faculty for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery.

More than 20 members of the teaching faculty at UTHSC represent Semmes Murphey Clinic, as well as our commitment to training future doctors.

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It has been great being part of . Miami Beach has been wonderful, and we definitely look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Las Vegas!


“Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.” –Barack Obama

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Photos from Medical Education & Research Institute's post 10/12/2022

We are happy to be part of Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual meeting again this year! It is always a great time to be surrounded by industry leaders and great people.

Photos from Semmes Murphey Clinic, PC's post 07/25/2022

Congratulations to the great doctors at Semmes Murphey Clinic, PC for being named Top Doctors of 2022!

Partners MERI and Genesis push through COVID impact to continue specimen medical training 05/24/2022

“At MERI, doctors have the opportunity to learn new techniques and solutions for procedures by actually doing the procedures,” he said. “As innovation in patient care quickly grows, opportunities to learn new techniques allow doctors to treat their patients with the best care available.”

Thank you, The Daily Memphian telling our story and showing the impact COVID has had on our organization.

Partners MERI and Genesis push through COVID impact to continue specimen medical training COVID-19 resulted in fewer donations for Genesis Legacy Whole Body Donation Foundation, a non-transplant anatomic donation organization that shares space with the Medical Education and Research Institute. 


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The MERI is currently expanding our Lab/Clinical team. We are seeking adventurous and energetic individuals interested in an exciting opportunity to work with the MERI clinical team to support leading healthcare professionals and innovators on the cutting edge of medical science. As a part-time Lab Technician, your role is to perform various functions involved with daily clinical operations of the Lab dept by providing support for educational lab courses as needed. The role provides customer service support to assist sponsors and learners during human cadaver specimen labs, assist with prep of lab spaces, and operate lab equipment.


This is a part-time (Per Diem) position with no set work schedule. Scheduling is determined by your availability to work with us and the needs of the department. Your availability to work when needed is key to success in this role. Normal operation hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. There may be some scheduling outside of these times including mornings, evenings, weekends, but generally less than 30 hours total per week.


We are proud to work with MediCop, their training saves lives!


Hot dogs or hamburgers, beach trips or pool parties, charcoal or gas, family and friends. No matter how you celebrate have a spectacular 4th of July!

Moment of Remembrance | Memorial Day 2020 05/31/2021

Thank you to all who have served.

Moment of Remembrance | Memorial Day 2020 Every year on Memorial Day, the Moment of Remembrance invites Americans to pause for one minute to remember those who served, while listening to Taps—the bug...


Genesis manager Robin Bozarth was interviewed by Betty LaMarr recently on her show, Medical Talk. Robin discusses all aspects of the Genesis program, including the history of MERI and how Genesis came to play a pivotal of MERI's legacy.
Tune in tomorrow (Friday, April 16) at 1:30pm on Comcast Cable Channel 17!

Photos from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare's post 03/03/2021

We salute the rockstar women at Methodist Healthcare!

Photos from UT Hamilton Eye Institute's post 02/05/2021

Our friends at Hamilton Eye Institute here in Memphis had a great experience at MERI thanks to our wonderful donors. This experience gave their surgeons new skills and perspectives. Call us today to book your lab! We can host you here or at the location of your choosing.

What we now know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus variants 01/19/2021

Coronavirus variants are getting a lot of press, some legitimate and some speculation. In this article from STAT News experts weigh in on what they are worried about and what the evolution of the virus means going forward.
"Eventually, scientists think, the virus will accumulate the right combination of mutations to warrant updating the vaccines, a not-that-difficult process for vaccine makers. But it doesn’t appear we’re at that point now..."

What we now know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus variants STAT explains what’s known about the variants, why they’re getting so much attention, and what they mean for the trajectory of the pandemic.


All our best for a safe, healthy and happy holidays!

Dr. Foley Earns Best Spine Technology Award 12/14/2020

Congratulations to our founder and medical director, Dr. Kevin Foley!

Dr. Foley Earns Best Spine Technology Award Dr. Kevin Foley, in partnership with Fusion Robotics, makes a splash at Orthopedics This Week's 2020 Spine Technology Awards

Photos from Medical Education & Research Institute's post 12/07/2020

MERI | Genesis has a rich history with veterans, from donors to staff to course participants and instructors. On this Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day please take a moment to thank the veterans and active duty military in your lives.
From all of us at MERI | Genesis, thank you.

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