Kathy A. Merritt, MD

In Practice Since 1992

Kathy Merritt lives in Durham with her husband, rescue pup Coalbear, hens and bees. She is a native of Orlando, Florida, and moved to NC to attend college. Following graduation, Dr. Merritt worked as a play therapist in the Pediatric Departments of Duke Medical Center and Bowman Gray Medical Center and attended graduate school prior to completing her medical degree at Duke University Medical Center. Following residency training at Duke and University of Utah and fellowship training at Duke and UNC, she worked in the Division of General Pediatrics at Duke prior to joining Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents in 1995.

Her clinical interests include all aspects involving the interface of general pediatrics and behavioral pediatrics. She is particularly fond of helping families dealing with adoption, asthma, eating/nutritional challenges, elimination challenges, sleep disruptions, loss/grief, attention, and learning differences.

In her spare time, Dr. Merritt enjoys watching her family enjoy their passions and spending time playing with Coalbear, beekeeping, cooking, running, traveling, and cheering for the Blue Devils.

Primary Specialty:
Pediatrics and Subspecialty: Behavior and DevelopmentUndergraduate Education: Psychology and Early Childhood Education, BA – Duke University, 1972-1975

Medical Education:
Duke University Medical School, 1982-1985

Residency Training:
University of Utah, Pediatrics: 1986-1990 and Duke University, Pathology Internship: 1985-1986

Behavior and Development, Pediatric Scientist Training Fellowship: 1990-1992, DUMC