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Dr. Merriman, originally from Texas, is an alumnus of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Microbiology. While in college, she spent four years in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets as well as Air Force ROTC. After graduation, she pursued a medical degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, graduating in May of 2006.
She completed her general surgery internship at University of Maryland Medical Center, home of Shock Trauma, where she was awarded “Intern of the Year” (2006 – 2007).
Her residency in urological surgery was completed at the University of Pennsylvania under the chairmanship of Alan J. Wein, MD (2007 – 2011) where she was specifically commended for excellence in surgical technique. Her surgical training emphasized both traditional open surgical techniques as well as minimally invasive and robotic techniques. During residency, Dr. Merriman authored several abstracts, which have been presented at the American Urological Association national meetings.
Dr. Merriman continued her urologic surgery training with a subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. There she pursued her active interests in voiding dynamics, myelomeningocele, and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Merriman’s husband, William Merriman is a LEED certified architect who specializes in residential architecture as well as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. They have one son who was born in June 2013 who is already the light of their lives. They enjoy running, hiking, skiing and generally being outside anytime they can.