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Merrill, Amelia Younker, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.94 out of 5 | 246 reviews
Breast Surgical Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Matthews
(980) 302-7010
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Patient Comments 58 reviews
July 07, 2022
Dr. Merrill has taken great care of me these past two years. Exceptional care and very personable.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, North Carolina

July 07, 2022
Wonderful follow up visit with Dr Merrill. Everyone was totally professional and pleasant! Importantly, the entire staff at this Novant Cancer site was likewise pleasant and professional. This is such a happy improvement from previous experiences in 2019. I was so satisfied!!
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

July 01, 2022
As in the past, treatment was awesome. Best people in the world!
-Patient in LANCASTER, South Carolina

June 30, 2022
Dr. Merrill is fantastic and really cares about her patients. The entire staff, was so kind and wonderful!
-Patient in Charlotte, North Carolina

June 30, 2022
Dr. Merrill and staff always provide excellent care.
-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

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