Clinical Focus:

Complex Knee Sports Surgery and Joint Preservation

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Fellowship Training:

Sports Medicine and Joint Preservation


University of Washington, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical School:

University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliation:

Valley Medical Center, Renton


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.

Testimonials for Andrew L. Merritt, M.D.

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I am now biking 20 miles and have signed up for the MS ride in September. I am running more and more, and have also been rock climbing a few times this month. My knee is feeling better and better. I am very thankful for the care I...

- Julie J.

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...

- R.B.

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.

- Peter