Respiratory medicine - asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary embolism, pleural effusion, chronic cough, bronchiectasis, non-invasive ventilation, neuromuscular weakness with respiratory failure, pleural disease and bronchoscopy. sleep medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
Dr Merritt trained at United Medical and Dental School of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, London, gaining a BSc in Psychology before graduating with Honours in 2000. After completing his general medical training in East London, he undertook specialist training at the Kent and Sussex, Lewisham, St Thomas' and Conquest Hospitals.
During his time at St.Thomas', he spent three years working in the internationally-renowned Sleep Disorders Centre and the Lane Fox Unit. He carried out innovative research into the connection between OSA and severe Diabetic Retinopathy, and also into the physiology of breathing in the very obese.
Dr Merritt is dual accredited in General (Internal) Medicine and Respiratory Medicine. He is a member of the British Sleep Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the British thoracic Society and the Royal College of Physicians. In addition to the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory and sleep disorders, he is also interested in screening for OSA in high-risk patients.
Dr Merritt is currently a full-time Consultant in Respiratory, General and Sleep Medicine at the Conquest Hospital and is willing to receive referrals on all aspects of respiratory and sleep medicine.