Michelle Merget, OT/CHT

Michelle Merget is an occupational therapist who specializes in hand therapy at Houston Methodist Hospital. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2003 from San Jose State University and with a doctorate in occupational therapy in 2010 from Rocky Mountain University, earning a. Michelle has been working in an outpatient hand therapy setting since 2010 and promoted to board certified hand therapist in 2015. In 2018, she became the first CHT hired at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. In collaboration with Dr. Lamberti they restructured the hand therapy referral process, created a program for patients to be evaluated during their orthopedic visit, collaborated on the treatment of offsite detainees, and treated multi-traumatic injuries of the upper extremity. She has extensive experience treating devastating ballistic injuries, complex tendon lacerations, and digit replantation.