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Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

Dr. Merritt is dedicated to getting injured athletes back to the activities they love. His practice is focused on sports medicine and the arthroscopic treatment of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He has specialized training in ligament, cartilage, and tendon injuries of the shoulder and knee. He has published many papers and chapters about these areas of orthopedics. Dr. Merritt also performs general orthopedic procedures, such as arm, ankle, and leg fractures and joint replacement of the knee, shoulder, and hip.

After graduating from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Merritt completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He then finished his 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 team physician for the New York Giants professional football team. Dr. Merritt brings advanced training to POA, using the same surgical techniques and individualized care that helps professional athletes get 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 during two treks to Mt. Everest base camp. He and his wife reside in the Seattle area. Dr. Merritt is honored to be involved in your care. He will work with you toward regaining your active lifestyle.

Clinical Focus:
Sports Medicine Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee & Shoulder Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery

Hospital Affiliation:
Valley Medical Center, Renton

Professional Affiliations:
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellowship Training:
Hospital for Special Surgery
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Assistant NFL Team Physician for New York Giants

Residency:
University of Washington, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical School:
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine

LOCATIONS

RENTON

4011 Talbot Rd S #300
Renton, WA 98055

Phone: 425.656.5060
Fax: 425.656.5047

COVINGTON

27005 168th Pl SE #201
Covington, WA 98042

Phone: 253.630.3660
Fax: 253.631.1591

Maple Valley

24060 SE Kent Kangley Rd,
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425.358.7708
Fax: 425.656.5047

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