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Merrill, Amelia Younker, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.92 out of 5 | 263 reviews
Breast Surgical Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Matthews
(980) 302-7010
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Patient Comments 51 reviews
October 27, 2022
Dr. Merrill is one of a dying brand of physicians that takes the time to explain everything to you and listen to your concerns. I never felt rushed and she answered my questions honestly and thoroughly. I wish there were more doctors like her.
-Patient in FORT MILL, South Carolina

October 24, 2022
EVERYONE WAS SO WELCOMING & caring! Thank you for such a positive experience! Well done!
-Patient in MATTHEWS, North Carolina

October 21, 2022
The staff was friendly and I felt at ease with the reception I received when I arrived. Everyone was efficient and caring.
-Patient in Lancaster, South Carolina

October 20, 2022
I have had a few visits recently and everyone is very helpful and friendly!
-Patient in WAXHAW, North Carolina

September 18, 2022
What I like about Dr. Merrill and her staff. They make you comfortable, listen to everything you have to say. You don't feel rushed. You have their full attention. They help you through some of the hardest times. They make sure you are happy with the Team of Cancer Specialist that you have been referred to. My whole team was great! Thank You!
-Patient in MONROE, North Carolina


Practice locations
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Matthews
(980) 302-7010
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Breast Cancer)
(980) 302-6500
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Risk & Genetics)
(980) 302-6270

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Medical School:
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University School of Medicine 2017

University of Arkansas College of Medicine 2018

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Growing up around my father's veterinary clinic in Atlanta, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. That dream solidified during college as I worked in a rural medical clinic in Zimbabwe, Africa. I chose a career in medicine to help those in need.

I chose to specialize in breast surgical oncology because it brings together areas of medicine that I am passionate about: women's health, surgery and cancer biology. My work focuses on treating diseases of the breast - cancers and benign diseases - in women and men. I am a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon.

My approach to care centers on shared decision-making between my patients and our multidisciplinary team. My patients are often able to participate in clinical trials aimed at improving their care, survival and quality of life.

I use state-of-the-art breast surgery techniques. These include ultrasound-guided procedures, breast conservation using the Hidden Scar technique, oncoplastic breast surgery, nipple-sparing mastectomy, minimally invasive axillary lymph node procedures and axillary reverse mapping to reduce the risk of lymphedema.

For me, it is rewarding to treat a patient for cancer and continue to look after her or him each year for surveillance. Those long-term relationships are what matter most.

I am a member of the Novant Health Cancer Institute cancer committee and the physician excellence committee. I am also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

In medical school, I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Medical school is where I met my husband, who is a Novant Health emergency medicine physician. We have one son and enjoy exploring Charlotte, spending time in the park, traveling and snow skiing.

Special Interests: Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, Oncologic Surgery

Gender: Female