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Merrill, Amelia Younker, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.93 out of 5 | 253 reviews
Breast Surgical Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - SouthPark (Breast Surgery)
(980) 302-8840
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Patient Comments 62 reviews
March 22, 2022
I felt that ALL the staff were super attentive and addressed all my questions and concerns. Dr Merrill is absolutely wonderful. So caring and knowledgeable and immediately addressed my questions. PA Katherine McCullough is also fantastic. So happy to have them directing my care
-Patient in MONROE, North Carolina

March 22, 2022
Dr. Merrill is top notch - the epitome of professionalism, competence and caring.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

March 22, 2022
Dr Merrill was so good explaining the next ongoing step in my treatment. Very knowledge and wonderful bedside manner. The staff was also very caring.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

March 17, 2022
Katie, the nurse, MD and surgery scheduler was very nice, pleasant and professional! Great team!
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

March 12, 2022
It was great! Everyone was very caring and efficient. Totally explained what would happen and how to deal with it. Great experience. Totally love Dr. Merrill and Dorothea.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, North Carolina


Practice locations
Novant Health Cancer Institute - SouthPark (Breast Surgery)
(980) 302-8840
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Matthews (Breast Surgery)
(980) 302-8840

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Medical School:
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University School of Medicine 2017

University of Arkansas College of Medicine 2018

Board Certifications:
General Surgery

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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

Gender: Female