Andrea Merrill, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Andrea Merrill
72 E. Concord Street


Andrea Merrill, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a Surgical Oncologist at Boston Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. She has particular interest and advanced training in the care of patients with breast cancer and endocrine diseases and cancer. Dr. Merrill earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Tufts University. She completed residency training in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. While there, she performed research on breast cancer outcomes and completed an editorial fellowship at the New England Journal of Medicine. She then completed an advanced clinical fellowship in Complex Surgical Oncology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Merrill has also been very active in the Association for Women Surgeons and served as the resident and fellow committee chair during her chief year of surgery residency. She co-wrote the grant for their national coaching project and randomized controlled trial. Additionally, Dr. Merrill has published research in numerous journals and presented her findings at nationally recognized conferences. Dr. Merrill works closely with other Boston Medical Center physicians and staff to provide personalized and coordinated multidisciplinary breast cancer care.


  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, BA


  • Published on 6/29/2022

    Palamara K, McKinley SK, Chu JT, Merrill A, Yu L, Parangi S, Makowski MS, Park YS, Donelan K, Stein SL. Impact of a Virtual Professional Development Coaching Program on the Professional Fulfillment and Well-Being of Women Surgery Residents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Surg. 2022 Jun 29. PMID: 35766397.

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  • Published on 5/11/2022

    de Geus SW, Papageorge MV, Woods AP, Wilson S, Ng SC, Merrill A, Cassidy M, McAneny D, Tseng JF, Sachs TE. A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Impact of Combined Volume of Complex Cancer Operations on Surgical Outcomes in a Low-Volume Setting. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 Jun 01; 234(6):981-988. PMID: 35703786.

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  • Published on 12/24/2021

    Papageorge MV, de Geus SWL, Woods AP, Ng SC, Drake FT, Merrill A, Cassidy MR, McAneny D, Tseng JF, Sachs TE. Lymphadenectomy in gallbladder adenocarcinoma: Are we doing enough? Am J Surg. 2022 Jul; 224(1 Pt B):423-428. PMID: 34972539.

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  • Published on 12/17/2020

    Merrill A, Beal EW, Ackah R, Patterson K, Horning P, Ejaz A, Pawlik TM, Dillhoff ME. Women in hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery: is there a pipeline problem? HPB (Oxford). 2021 06; 23(6):817-820. PMID: 33341339.

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  • Published on 11/1/2019

    McKinley SK, Wang LJ, Gartland RM, Westfal ML, Costantino CL, Schwartz D, Merrill AL, Petrusa E, Lillemoe K, Phitayakorn R. "Yes, I'm the Doctor": One Department's Approach to Assessing and Addressing Gender-Based Discrimination in the Modern Medical Training Era. Acad Med. 2019 11; 94(11):1691-1698. PMID: 31274522.

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  • Published on 9/3/2019

    Merrill AL, Smith SM, Peters SB, Agnese DM. Eccrine carcinoma masquerading as metastatic breast cancer. Breast J. 2020 02; 26(2):284-286. PMID: 31478586.

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  • Published on 6/9/2018

    Smith BL, Gadd MA, Lanahan CR, Rai U, Tang R, Rice-Stitt T, Merrill AL, Strasfeld DB, Ferrer JM, Brachtel EF, Specht MC. Real-time, intraoperative detection of residual breast cancer in lumpectomy cavity walls using a novel cathepsin-activated fluorescent imaging system. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Sep; 171(2):413-420. PMID: 29948401.

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  • Published on 11/17/2016

    Merrill AL, Buckley J, Tang R, Brachtel E, Rai U, Michaelson J, Ly A, Specht MC, Yagi Y, Smith BL. A Study of the Growth Patterns of Breast Carcinoma Using 3D Reconstruction: A Pilot Study. Breast J. 2017 Jan; 23(1):83-89. PMID: 27860134.

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  • Published on 6/30/2016

    Merrill A, Djuricich AM, Drazen JM, Buckley K. NEJM Resident 360. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016.

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  • Published on 5/20/2016

    Merrill AL, Tang R, Plichta JK, Rai U, Coopey SB, McEvoy MP, Hughes KS, Specht MC, Gadd MA, Smith BL. Should New "No Ink On Tumor" Lumpectomy Margin Guidelines be Applied to Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)? A Retrospective Review Using Shaved Cavity Margins. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 10; 23(11):3453-3458. PMID: 27207096.

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