Floss & Flip Flops – Episode 25 – Thyroid Awareness Month with Dr Andrea Merrill


Join the Sanders sisters and Dr Andrea Merrill as they discuss all things thyroid, including what to watch out for for both dental and medical professionals with this tricky part of the human body.

Join the Sanders sisters and Dr Andrew Merrill as they discuss all things thyroid, including what to watch out for for both dental and medical professionals with this tricky part of the human body.

Andrea Merrill, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a Surgical Oncologist at Boston Medical Center. She is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. She has particular interests and advanced training in the care of patients with breast cancer and endocrine diseases and cancer. Dr Merrill earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Tufts University. She completed residency training in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. While there, she performed research on breast cancer outcomes and completed an editorial fellowship at the New England Journal of Medicine. She then completed an advanced clinical fellowship in Complex Surgical Oncology at The Ohio State University. Dr Merrill has published research in numerous journals and presented her findings at nationally recognized conferences.

Her research interests include breast cancer, gender bias in medicine, and surgical ergonomics. She is the faculty advisor for the BU association of women surgeons medical student chapter and enjoys mentoring and advising aspiring women surgeons. Dr Merrill also enjoys narrative writing and has published several narrative essays in JAMA, Annals of Surgery, and Annals of Internal Medicine. She believes we need to appreciate our creative sides outside of the OR and started a website called Scrubbed Out which highlights surgeons and their creative hobbies and passions. Outside of the OR, Dr Merrill enjoys food, wine, travel, reading, and photography.

You can find Dr Merrill on Instagram @anjlm (personal) and @scrubbedoutsurgeon or on her website – www.scrubbedoutsurgeon.com

The study mentioned by Katrina:
Wallis, C. J., Ravi, B., Coburn, N., Nam, R. K., Detsky, A. S., & Satkunasivam, R. (2017). Comparison of postoperative outcomes among patients treated by male and female surgeons: a population based matched cohort study. Bmj, 359.

Floss and Flip-Flops with the Sanders sisters features hosts dental hygienist and speaker Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, and podiatrist Dr Elizabeth Sanders, DPM. Together, the sisters discuss the oral-systemic link and its impact—from your teeth down to your toes. The podcast is produced monthly by Dental Products Report® and Modern Hygienist®, in partnership with The Sanders sisters.

For additional content for dental professionals visit DPR and MH at dentalproductsreport.com.

Katrina Sanders, RDH, can be reached at:

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