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Obstetrics and Gynecology / Gynecology (General)

Diane F. Merritt, MD

Current Position
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecology
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Fellowship Director Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Specialty Areas
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - Adolescent
Gynecology - Pediatric and Adolescent

Read Dr. Merritt's Featured Story:

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Patients Seen At
Gynecological Treatment Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, 13th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Pediatric and Adolescent Office
3023 N. Ballas Road,
Building D, Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO  63131
Fax:   314-362-0049
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8064
St. Louis , MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Adolescent / pediatric gynecology, adolescent pregnancy prevention, contraception, adolescent menstrual abnormalities, ob/gyn, diagnosis and treatment of congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, puberty, women's health, acute abdominal pain, acute pelvic pain, endometriosis, abnormal Pap smears, management of genital injuries, polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS, hirsutism, ovarian torsion, vaginal agenesis, mullerian agenesis, adult gynecology, hormone replacement therapy, menopause, uterine fibroids or myomas, colposcopy, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, laparoscopic tubal ligation, minimally invasive surgery for evaluation and management of pelvic pain, menopausal medicine.  Visit the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology (WUPAG) web site for more information.

Areas of Research Interest
A multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled study to compare the effects on bone mineral density of DR-105 and a 28-day cycle oral contraceptive regimen in healthy, postmenarchal adolescent females, Teva Women's Health Research, Inc. (2009-2011)

Board Certification
Obstetrics and Gynecology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1971
Medical Degree: New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, 1975
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1979
Chief Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1980
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1996-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2000-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient (Distinguished Clinician),Washington University School of Medicine, 2009

Listed among “The best doctors for women from coast to coast” Ladies Home Journal, April 2002

Editorial Responsibilities

Peer Reviewer
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal of Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology
Journal of Reproductive Medicine

Recent or Selected Journal Articles
Rosman IS, Berk DR, Bayliss SJ, White AJ, Merritt DF. "Acute genital ulcers in nonsexually active young girls: case series, review of the literature, and evaluation and management recommendations." Pediatr Dermatol. 2012; Epub 2012

Merritt DF. "Genital trauma in prepubertal girls and adolescents." Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2011

Sonn TS, Merritt DF. "Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis: an adolescent with an ovarian teratoma." J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010

Merritt DF. "Genital trauma in the pediatric and adolescent female." Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009

Cooper AR, Merritt DF. "Novel use of a tracheobronchial stent in a patient with uterine didelphys and obstructed hemivagina." Fertil Steril. 2010; Epub 2008

Merritt DF. "Genital trauma in children and adolescents." Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008

Berk DR, Bayliss SJ, Merritt DF. "Management Quandary. Extensive perineal infantile hemangioma with associated congenital anomalies: an example of the PELVIS syndrome." J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007

Wright JD, Davila RM, Pinto KR, Merritt DF, Gibb RK, Rader JS, Mutch DG, Gao F, Powell MA. "Cervical dysplasia in adolescents." Obstet Gynecol. 2005

Merritt DF. "Vulvar and genital trauma in pediatric and adolescent gynecology." Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2004

Wright JD, Powell MA, Rader JS, Pfeifer JD, Huettner PC, Merritt DF. "Acute abdominal pain with a calcified pelvic mass." J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2003

Paek SC, Merritt DF, Mallory SB. "Pruritus vulvae in prepubertal children." J Am Acad Dermatol. 2001

Bernardo BD, Huettner PC, Merritt DF, Ratts VS. "Idiopathic calcinosis cutis presenting as labial lesions in children: report of two cases with literature review." J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 1999

Merritt DF. "Evaluation of vaginal bleeding in the preadolescent child." Semin Pediatr Surg. 1998

Vettraino IM, Merritt DF. "Crohn's disease of the vulva." Am J Dermatopathol. 1995

Merritt DF. "Hyperprolactinemia and depression." JAMA. 1991

For more articles and abstracts, take this off site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Diane Merritt

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