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Diane F. Merritt, MD

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

Specialty Areas

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

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric and adolescent gynecology, gynecologic disorders of puberty, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menstrual disorders, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), disorders of sexual development (DSD), diagnosis and management of congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, vaginal agenesis, uterine agenesis, management of genital injuries, straddle injuries, adolescent pregnancy prevention, contraception, LARC, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hirsutism, ovarian tumors, ovarian cysts, ovarian torsion, pediatric vulvar disorders, labial adhesions, lichen sclerosus, hormone therapy, hysteroscopy, vaginoscopy, laparoscopic procedures, minimally invasive surgery for evaluation and management of pelvic pain

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gynecologic Treatment Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 13
Office Phone: 314-362-4211
Fax: 314-362-0049

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Building D

3023 N. Ballas Road
Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131

Office Phone: 314-362-4211
Fax: 314-362-0049

Education

Education

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1980
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1977
Medical Degree: New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 1975
B.A.: Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1971

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

The course of lichen sclerosus diagnosed prior to puberty.
Focseneanu MA, Gupta M, Squires KC, Bayliss SJ, Berk D, Merritt DF
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Jun; 26(3)153-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2012.12.002.

PMID:
    23507004
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The auto-amputated adnexa: a review of findings in a pediatric population.
Focseneanu MA, Omurtag K, Ratts VS, Merritt DF
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Dec; 26(6)305-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2012.08.012.

PMID:
    23287601
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute genital ulcers in nonsexually active young girls: case series, review of the literature, and evaluation and management recommendations.
Rosman IS, Berk DR, Bayliss SJ, White AJ, Merritt DF
Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Mar-Apr; 29(2)147-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01589.x.

PMID:
    22300420
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genital trauma in prepubertal girls and adolescents.
Merritt DF
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Oct; 23(5)307-14. doi: 10.1097/GCO.0b013e32834ab544.

PMID:
    21897236
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis: an adolescent with an ovarian teratoma.
Sonn TS, Merritt DF
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Oct; 23(5)e141-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2010.02.007.

PMID:
    20605495
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genital trauma in the pediatric and adolescent female.
Merritt DF
Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009 Mar; 36(1)85-98. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2009.01.003.

PMID:
    19344849
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Novel use of a tracheobronchial stent in a patient with uterine didelphys and obstructed hemivagina.
Cooper AR, Merritt DF
Fertil Steril. 2010 Feb; 93(3)900-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.10.022.

PMID:
    19064265
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genital trauma in children and adolescents.
Merritt DF
Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jun; 51(2)237-48. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31816d223c.

PMID:
    18463455
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Management Quandary. Extensive perineal infantile hemangioma with associated congenital anomalies: an example of the PELVIS syndrome.
Berk DR, Bayliss SJ, Merritt DF
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Apr; 20(2)105-8.

PMID:
    17418396
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cervical dysplasia in adolescents.
Wright JD, Davila RM, Pinto KR, Merritt DF, Gibb RK, Rader JS, Mutch DG, Gao F, Powell MA
Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jul; 106(1)115-20.

PMID:
    15994625
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vulvar and genital trauma in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
Merritt DF
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Oct; 16(5)371-81.

PMID:
    15353945
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Management quandary. Vulvar trauma in a young girl.
Merritt DF
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2003 Oct; 16(5)325-6.

PMID:
    14597023
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute abdominal pain with a calcified pelvic mass.
Wright JD, Powell MA, Rader JS, Pfeifer JD, Huettner PC, Merritt DF
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2003 Aug; 16(4)237-41.

PMID:
    14550387
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genital injuries.
Muram D, Levitt CJ, Frasier LD, Simmons KJ, Merritt DF
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2003 Jun; 16(3)149-55.

PMID:
    12804940
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pruritus vulvae in prepubertal children.
Paek SC, Merritt DF, Mallory SB
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2001 May; 44(5)795-802.

PMID:
    11312427
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Idiopathic calcinosis cutis presenting as labial lesions in children: report of two cases with literature review.
Bernardo BD, Huettner PC, Merritt DF, Ratts VS
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 1999 Aug; 12(3)157-60.

PMID:
    10546909
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A vote for alternative care.
Merritt DF
Tex Med. 1998 Oct; 94(10)9.

PMID:
    9786006
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of vaginal bleeding in the preadolescent child.
Merritt DF
Semin Pediatr Surg. 1998 Feb; 7(1)35-42.

PMID:
    9498266
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Crohn's disease of the vulva.
Vettraino IM, Merritt DF
Am J Dermatopathol. 1995 Aug; 17(4)410-3.

PMID:
    8600810
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hyperprolactinemia and depression.
Merritt DF
JAMA. 1991 Oct 9; 266(14)2004.

PMID:
    1895485
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Adolescent sexuality, congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, precocious puberty, pubertal disorders, menstrual disorders