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.

Community Engagement and Education in Boston-area Community Health Centers
12/01/2022 - 11/30/2024 (PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital The Trefler Foundati


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  1. Kobzeva-Herzog A, O'Shea T, Young S, Kenzik K, Zhao X, Slanetz P, Phillips J, Merrill A, Cassidy MR. ASO Visual Abstract: Breast Cancer Screening and BI-RADS Scoring Trends Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in an Academic Safety-Net Hospital. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Apr; 31(4):2283.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38253951; DOI: 10.1245/s10434-024-14896-8;
  2. Merrill AL, Haigh PI, Lal GI. Lessons from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) ergonomics panel: Operating is a pain in the neck … and other places. Am J Surg. 2024 Feb 23. PMID: 38423805
  3. Annesi CA, Woods AP, Kim NE, Pearce EN, Merrill AL, McAneny D, Drake FT. Limited English Proficiency and Graves' Disease at an Urban Safety Net Hospital. J Surg Res. 2024 Apr; 296:56-65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38219507
  4. Merrill AL. The Student's Overture. Ann Surg. 2024 May 01; 279(5):745. PMID: 38193313
  5. Kobzeva-Herzog A, O'Shea T, Young S, Kenzik K, Zhao X, Slanetz P, Phillips J, Merrill A, Cassidy MR. Breast Cancer Screening and BI-RADS Scoring Trends Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in an Academic Safety-Net Hospital. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Apr; 31(4):2253-2260.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38177460
  6. Beaulieu-Jones BR, Ha EJ, Fefferman A, Wang J, Chung SH, Tseng JF, Merrill A, Sachs TE, Ko NY, Cassidy MR. Association of Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Insurance with Time to Treatment Initiation Among Women with Breast Cancer at an Urban, Academic, Safety-Net Hospital. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Mar; 31(3):1608-1614.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38017122
  7. Wang CN, Shah M, Cerier E, Wang TN, Craig-Lucas A, Merrill AL, Finkelstein JB, Badalato GM. The impact of procedural activities on musculoskeletal pain experienced by pregnant surgeons. Am J Surg. 2024 Jan; 227:90-95. PMID: 37845110
  8. Merrill AL. Beautiful. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Oct; 176(10):1430. PMID: 37844309
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37535273
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37202569
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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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