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Merrill, Amelia Younker, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.91 out of 5 | 177 reviews
Breast Surgical Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - SouthPark (Breast Surgery)
(980) 302-8840
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Patient Comments 13 reviews
April 11, 2021
Dr Merrill was amazing! I felt her focus was solely on me. She gave great information about my condition and support. Her bedside manner was amazing, I felt I was in the best of care in her great hands. My daughter felt the same when she met her at the hospital.
-Patient in LANCASTER, South Carolina

April 07, 2021
I was most impressed by Dr. Merrill and will seek her assistance should future problems develop.
-Patient in WAXHAW, North Carolina

March 31, 2021
I am so very happy to be under the care of Dr. Merrill. She is incredibly thorough and she takes as much time as I need to feel informed and comfortable. I trust her completely.
-Patient in WAXHAW, North Carolina

February 26, 2021
Dr. Merrill was very patient with me, she not only answered all my questions on site but also sent her nurse to call me after my visit to make sure I understand my situation and options.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

February 01, 2021
Dr. Merrill was very thorough in her explanation. I appreciated her taking the time to answer my questions and provide me with information to take home and review. Very informative. Thank you
-Patient in WAXHAW, 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