Division of pulmonary & Critical care

William Merrill, M.D.

Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Chief, Medical Service
Ralph H Johnson VAMC
Vice Chair for VA Affairs

Dr. William Merrill attended the Medical College of Wisconsin graduating in 1971.  He was then trained as an intern and resident in medicine at Yale University and subsequently completed his pulmonary fellowship at the same institution.  This training ended in 1979 and he joined the faculty as an instructor.  His chief role was as a biomedicine investigator.   He studied processes of pulmonary inflammation in humans and animals employing cellular and biochemical technologies to assess these problems.  In 1985, he was named chief of the pulmonary section at the West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Shortly thereafter he was named associate Professor of Medicine.  In 1994, Dr. Merrill became chief of the Medical Service at the New Orleans VA Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.  He continued in that role until the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina cause closure of that hospital. Subsequently he was selected to be the chief of the medical service at the Charleston VA Medical Center.  He is excited to be in a leadership position is an excellent VA Medical Center and Department of Medicine.  

Dr. William Merrill's Curriculum Vitae (*PDF Format)

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William W. Merrill, M.D.

Dr. Merrill's Interests

   •Pneumonia, Pathogenesis and treatment
   •Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
   •Hospital Medicine
   •Evidence Based Medicine
   •Quality Improvement
   •Pharmacy Management and Fiscal Responsibility

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Merrill's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

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