Emily Merkel, MD

Emily  Merkel, MD

Academic Title: Clinical Fellow

  • Biography

    Dr. Emily Merkel is a fellow in pediatric hematology and oncology at Seattle Children's Hospital/ the University of Washington with clinical and research interests at the intersection of bone marrow transplant and palliative care. After studying at Barnard College in New York, Dr. Merkel spent several years in rural Rwanda working for Partners In Health, a healthcare and social justice NGO. It was there while contributing to what later became Rwanda's national cancer program that she developed a passion for oncology and palliative care. She attended medical school in Seattle at the University of Washington, completed residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and returned to Seattle for fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology with additional training in epidemiology, currently completing an MS at the University of Washington.

Overview

Research Description

Bone marrow transplant (BMT), palliative care, patient reported outcomes, communication