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Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care, Inc.
Abby Medical Center Office: One Centurian Drive, Suite 312, Newark, DE 19713
Christiana Hospital: 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1992,Newark, DE 19718
Phone: (302) 319-5680    Website: www.DCMFM.com
Our Medical Team

Jennifer Merriman, M.D.

Appointments

Active Medical Staff Christiana Care Health System Obstetrics and Gynecology Newark Delaware

Bio

Jennifer Merriman, MD is a physician with the Delaware Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care. In addition to her clinical role with the practice, Dr. Merriman serves on the following local committees:

  • Christiana Care Health System Tiny Babies Committee
  • Christiana Care Health System Deep Venous Thrombosis Prevention Committee

Dr. Merriman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 2001 and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. After completing fellowship training in maternal fetal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, she  joined the Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware. Dr. Merriman is board certified in both specialties of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Merriman has served as a resident mentor and is significantly involved in both medical student and resident teaching. She is currently working on a hospital protocol for obstetrical deep venous thrombosis prevention and quality improvement protocols to facilitate our commitment to excellence in ultrasound. She also spends significant time caring for her 4 children including a set of identical twins and exercising when she finds time.

Certification

  • 2002 National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 2008 Board Certified in General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2012 Board Certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Credentials

  • 1997 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BS-Biology)
  • 2001 University of North Carolina (MD-Medicine)
  • 2001-2005 Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005-2008 Fellow, Maternal Fetal Medicine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2006-2008 Certificate in Clinical Research, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Specialty

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • 1996-1997 James Henley Thompson and Evelyn Barrett Thompson Undergraduate Research Award
  • 1997 Couch Award for Undergraduate Honors Research
  • 1998 NIH Summer Research Fellowship
  • 1999 NIH Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2004 Student teaching nomination to CREOG Leadership conference

Publications

  • Merriman J, Gonzalez J, Rychik J, Ural S. Can Digoxin and Sotalol Therapy for Fetal Supraventricular Tachycardia and Hydrops Be Successful? J Reprod Med 2008;53:357-359.
  • Merriman J. Is Maternal Hypothyroidism associated with IUGR? Oral Presentation-2nd Annual Resident Research Day, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, May 2005.
  • Merriman J, Stamilio, Odibo A, Macones G. Is Maternal Hypothyroidism associated with IUGR? Poster Presentation 26th Annual Meeting of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Miami, FL, February 4, 2006
  • Merriman J, Elovitz M, Parry S, Sober S, Rychik J, Pare E. Pregnancies Complicated by Fetal Congenital Heart Defect: Are Obstetrical Outcomes Different? Poster Presentation 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Investigation, Reno, NV, March 15, 2007
  • Merriman J, Elovitz M, Parry S, Sober S, Rychik J, Pare E. Pregnancies Complicated by Fetal Congenital Heart Defect: Are Obstetrical Outcomes Different? Poster Presentation Annual CRRWH Research Retreat University of Pennsylvania Medical Center May 2007.
  • Merriman J, Elovitz, M, Sober S, Parry S, Rychik J, Pare E. IUGR Rates in CHD: Fact or Fiction? Does the Type of CHD Matter? Poster Presentation at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dallas, TX, February 1, 2008
  • Merriman J, Elovitz, M, Sober S, Parry S, Rychik J, Pare E. IUGR Rates in CHD: Fact or Fiction? Does the Type of CHD Matter? Poster Presentation at the Annual CRRWH Research Retreat University of Pennsylvania Medical Center May 2008.