Andrea Merrill, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
BA, Tufts University

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.

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  1. 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 Feb 27; 1-8. PMID: 36847851; PMCID: PMC9969939; DOI: 10.1007/s00268-023-06957-y;
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36826701
  3. 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. 2022 Dec 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36524735; DOI: 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000531;
  4. Woods AP, Papageorge MV, de Geus SWL, Alonso A, Merrill A, Cassidy MR, Roh DS, Sachs TE, McAneny D, Drake FT. ASO Visual Abstract: Impact of Patient Primary Language upon Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Dec; 29(13):8621-8622.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35972668
  5. Merrill AL, Dedhia PH. Pushing the Envelope for Active Surveillance. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Sep 15. PMID: 36107421
  6. Stein SL, Chu JT, Merrill A, McKinley SA, Parengi S, Donelan K, Palamara K. Implementation of a Coaching Program by a National Surgical Association. J Surg Educ. 2022; 79(6):1471-1479. PMID: 35995676
  7. Woods AP, Papageorge MV, de Geus SWL, Alonso A, Merrill A, Cassidy MR, Roh DS, Sachs TE, McAneny D, Drake FT. Impact of Patient Primary Language upon Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Dec; 29(13):8610-8618.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35933541
  8. Merrill AL. Free Solo Surgery. Ann Surg. 2022 Aug 01; 276(2):e77-e78. PMID: 36036994
  9. Palamara K, McKinley SK, Chu JT, Merrill AL, 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. 2023 Feb 01; 277(2):188-195. PMID: 35766397
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35703786; PMCID: PMC9204842; DOI: 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000228;
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2011 Professor Ernest Grable, M.D. Award For Excellence in the Surgical Clerkship
2011 American Medical Women’s Association: Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award
2006 Tuft's University: Summa Cum Laude
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