CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION
Reconstructive Knee Surgery
Partial Knee Replacement
Hip and Knee Replacement
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Assistant Team Physician, New York Giants (NFL)
University of Washington, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Summa Cum Laude
Valley Medical Center, Renton
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Board Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Fellow – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Member – American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Member – European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
Dr. Merritt is dedicated to getting injured athletes back to the activities they love. He is primarily focused on the surgical treatment of knee injuries from childhood to adulthood, as well as joint replacement surgery of the knee and hip. Dr. Merritt has specialized training in knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage injuries, meniscus repair, and minimally invasive partial knee replacement. If you have suffered an injury or arthritis of the knee or hip, please contact him for an appointment, and we will work together to restore your active lifestyle.
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.
Andrew Huntley, PA-C, joined POA in 2015 as a physician assistant for Dr. Merritt, specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement. Having a skilled Physician Assistant allows our patients with more access to high-quality, prompt care for both acute and chronic conditions. He assists Dr. Merritt in surgery, provides evaluation and treatment of new patients, established patient care, pre, and post-operative appointments, injections and orders diagnostic imaging including x-rays and MRIs.
Dr. Merritt lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. When he is able to wrestle some free time he enjoys golfing, mountain biking, mountain climbing, and being outdoors. He provides physician team coverage for the Seattle Thunderbirds, Tahoma High School, and is a consultant for many local athletic trainers and sports teams.
Testimonials for Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.
I want to thank you for helping me. I was at the point in my life where I was in constant pain, as well as having a VERY difficult ability to walk. Since the surgery that was done on October 30th, 2019 (for total knee replacement), I have been able to walk 100% better.
I wasn't sure what to expect before having the surgery done. However, I am very glad that the knee replacement surgery was done. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Merritt for helping me. I am thankful for his skills as a surgeon. The knee replacement joint component is working very well. I am hopeful that it will last a long time. Again, thank you so much!
Everything went very well and I was happy with it all, especially Dr. Merritt. I played golf within 6 weeks and am walking 1.5 miles a day now.
Thank you so much for the awesome job you did on my detached hamstring last November. I just got back from a 250 mile bike ride that included two mountain passes. I was able to climb a 400’ mountain pass and a 2950’ pass with no problems.