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 10/1/2023
Chung SH, Romatoski KS, Rasic G, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Kenzik K, Merrill AL, Tseng JF, Cassidy MR, Sachs TE. ASO Visual Abstract: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Delays to Breast Cancer Surgery-Ripples or Waves? Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Oct; 30(10):6104-6105. PMID: 37535273.
- Published on 9/1/2023
Chung SH, de Geus SWL, Shewmaker G, Romatoski KS, Drake FT, Ko NY, Merrill AL, Hirsch AE, Tseng JF, Sachs TE, Cassidy MR. ASO Visual Abstract: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection is Associated with Improved Survival for Men with Invasive Breast Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Sep; 30(9):5621-5622. PMID: 37202569.
- Published on 8/1/2023
Chung SH, Romatoski KS, Rasic G, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Kenzik K, Merrill AL, Tseng JF, Cassidy MR, Sachs TE. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Delays to Breast Cancer Surgery: Ripples or Waves? Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Oct; 30(10):6093-6103. PMID: 37526751.
- Published on 8/1/2023
Merrill AL. Finding Faith Through Listening. JAMA. 2023 Aug 01; 330(5):413-414. PMID: 37440257.
- Published on 7/28/2023
Fefferman A, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Shewmaker G, Zhang T, Sachs T, Merrill A, Ko NY, Cassidy MR. Association of Race, Ethnicity, Insurance, and Language and Rate of Breast-Conserving Therapy Among Women With Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer at an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital. J Surg Res. 2023 Nov; 291:403-413. PMID: 37517348.
- Published on 6/17/2023
Naimi BR, Bajaj V, Wang J, Litle VR, Merrill AL. The Role of Gender-Concordant Mentorship in Women Premedical Students' Perception and Pursuit of Surgical Careers. J Surg Educ. 2023 Aug; 80(8):1089-1097. PMID: 37336665.
- Published on 5/19/2023
Chung SH, de Geus SWL, Shewmaker G, Romatoski KS, Drake FT, Ko NY, Merrill AL, Hirsch AE, Tseng JF, Sachs TE, Cassidy MR. Axillary Lymph Node Dissection is Associated with Improved Survival Among Men with Invasive Breast Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Sep; 30(9):5610-5618. PMID: 37204557.
- Published on 2/27/2023
Merrill AL, Stein SL, Chu JT, Sarode AL, McKinley SK, Parangi S, Donelan K, Palamara K. Do Resident Coaching Programs Benefit their Coaches? Impact of a Professional Development Coaching Program on The Coaches. World J Surg. 2023 Jul; 47(7):1609-1616. PMID: 36847851.
- Published on 2/24/2023
Beaulieu-Jones BR, Shewmaker G, Fefferman A, Kenzik K, Zhang T, Drake FT, Sachs TE, Hirsch AE, Merrill A, Ko NY, Cassidy MR. Mitigating disparities in breast cancer treatment at an academic safety-net hospital. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2023 Apr; 198(3):597-606. PMID: 36826701.
- Published on 12/16/2022
Beaulieu-Jones BR, Fefferman A, Woods AP, Shewmaker G, Zhang T, Roh DS, Sachs TE, Merrill A, Ko NY, Cassidy MR. Impact of Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, and Insurance on Reconstruction after Mastectomy for Patients with Breast Cancer at an Urban, Academic Safety-Net Hospital. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 Jun 01; 236(6):1071-1082. PMID: 36524735.
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