Dr. Merritt is dedicated to getting injured athletes and physically active patients back to the activities they love. His practice is focused on sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He has specialized training in ligament, cartilage, and tendon injuries of the shoulder and knee and has published many papers and book chapters on these topics. He also performs general orthopedic procedures including arm, ankle, and leg fractures, as well as, joint replacement of the knee, shoulder, and hip.
After completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Merritt attended medical school at the University of Southern California. He continued his training with residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington. He then completed advanced training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. During this time, Dr. Merritt served as an assistant NFL team physician for the New York Giants football team. He now brings that advanced training back to his patients and uses the same surgical techniques and individualized care that gets professional athletes back in the game.
Dr. Merritt spends most of his free time outdoors and enjoys traveling. He has provided medical services to natives and fellow travelers in Peru and Nepal, having trekked twice to Mt. Everest base camp. He and his wife reside in the Seattle area. Dr. Merritt is honored to be involved in your care and will work with you toward regaining your active lifestyle.
Valley Medical Center, Renton
Hospital for Special Surgery
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Assistant NFL Team Physician, New York Giants
University of Washington, Orthopedic Surgery
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery