Suzanne Merrill, MD, Urology, Hershey, PA, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

SuzanneBMerrillMD

Urology Hershey, PA

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Assistant Professor of Surgery Program Director of Urology Residency

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  • Office

    Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Dr
    Division Of Urology, MCH055
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone(717) 531-8848
    Fax(717) 531-7747
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Summary

  • Suzanne B. Merrill, M.D. is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Urologic Oncologist in the Division of Urology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and program director for the urology residency.
    She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Delaware where she received a bachelor of arts with honors in biology and chemistry. She attended The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine where she graduated with AOA honors. Suzanne completed her urology residency at Duke University followed by a SUO accredited urologic oncology fellowship at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While at Mayo she also received a certificate in clinical and translational research science.
    At Penn State Hershey her clinical practice focuses on utilizing both open and minimally-invasive techniques to treat all primary/recurrent urologic cancers. Her research interests revolve around individualizing urologic cancer surveillance following surgery to enhance patient satisfaction and promote value-based care.

Education & Training

  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Mayo School of Graduate Medical EducationFELLOWSHIP
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalINTERNSHIP
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of DelawareOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2015 - 2018
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2015 - 2021
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2013 - 2016
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2007 - 2013
  • American Board of Urology Urology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Faculty Professionalism and Humanism Award in Surgery PennState Health Department of Surgery, 2017-2018
  • HCAHPS Inpatient Dean’s List, Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction PennState Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2017
  • HCAHPS Inpatient Peak Performer, Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction PennState Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2016
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Oncologic Surveillance Following Radical Cystectomy: An Individualized Risk-based Approach  
    Merrill SB, Boorjian SA, Thompson RH, Psutka S, Cheville JC, Thapa P, Tollefson M, Frank I, World Journal of Urology, 1/6/2017
  • Renal fossa recurrence after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma: prognostic features and oncological outcomes  
    Psutka SP, Heidenreich M, Boorjian SA, Bailey GC, Cheville JC, Stewart-Merrill SB, Lohse CM, Atwell TD, Costello BA, Leibovich BC, Thompson RH, BJU Int, 1/1/2017
  • Complications and outcomes associated with surgical management of renal cell carcinoma involving the liver: a matched cohort study  
    Joyce DD, Psutka SP, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Cheville JC, Stewart-Merrill SB, Lohse C, Costello BA, Que F, Leibovich BC, Urology, 1/1/2017
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Patterns of Surveillance Intensity in Kidney Cancer.
    Merrill SB, Schaefer E, Hollenbeak C, American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 1/12/2017
  • Oncologic Surveillance Following Surgical Resection for Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Novel Risk-based Approach.
    Stewart SB, Thompson RH, Boorjian SA, Psutka S, Lohse CM, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC, Frank I, American Urologic Association Annual Meeting; Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD, 2014; New Orleans, LA, 2015, 1/15/2015
  • Diabetes Mellitus is Associated with an Increased Risk of Cancer-Specific Mortality among Patients with Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Undergoing Nephrectomy.
    Psutka SP, Stewart SB, Lohse C, Tollefson MK, Boorjian SA, Cheville JC, Leibovich BC, Thompson RH, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium: American Society of Clinical Oncology (GU ASCO) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1/30/2014
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Lectures

  • Complications of Urinary Diversions. 
    Boston, MA - 1/16/2017
  • Capturing Renal Cell Carcinoma Recurrences When Asymptomatic Improves Patient Survival. 
    Boston, MA - 1/12/2017
  • Prostate Cancer Screening: The continuing controversy with PSA. 
    Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, PA - 1/19/2016
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Other

  • Governor Wolf’s diagnosis brings attention to prostate cancer. 
    Merrill S, National Public Radio—Smart Talk: WITF radio
    1/29/2016
  • Induction of organelle biogenesis by Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA1a) expression. 
    Biehn SE, Czymmek KJ, Karin NJ, Senior Thesis
    University of Delaware - 1/1/2002

Press Mentions

  • ASCO GU 2020: Best of Journals: Renal Cell Carcinoma - the Surgeon’s Perspective
    ASCO GU 2020: Best of Journals: Renal Cell Carcinoma - the Surgeon’s Perspective
  • SUO 2019: Stratified Surveillance Algorithms After the Treatment of Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma
    SUO 2019: Stratified Surveillance Algorithms After the Treatment of Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

Hospital Affiliations