J. Lawrence Merritt

J. Lawrence Merritt, MD


Associate Professor

Biochemical Genetics Clinic

Seattle Children's Hospital
Box 359300
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206 987-3012
Email: lawrence.merritt@seattlechildrens.org
Seattle Children's Profile

J. Lawrence Merritt, II, MD, is attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He joined Children’s after completing his pediatric residency, medical genetics residency and biochemical genetics fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

He provides inpatient and outpatient clinical services in biochemical genetics at Children’s and in the Spokane travel clinics. His clinical interests include long-term follow –up of infants with abnormal newborn screens, urea cycle disorders and fatty acid oxidation disorders. He is the site principle investigator for the Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium Longitudinal study and received a grant to study the effects of newborn screening in patients and families with urea cycle disorders. He is involved with development of novel pharmaceutical therapies for treatment of urea cycle disorders. He is also an investigator in the Western State Genetic Services Collaborative study of the long-term outcomes from infants with positive newborn screens for Very Long-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency.
Faculty and Staff Directory

Division Chief


Bamshad, Michael J., MD

Faculty


Adam, Margaret L.P., MD
Beck, Anita E., MD, PhD
Beier, David Randolph, MD, PhD
Dobyns, William B., MD
Doherty, Daniel A., MD, PhD
Glass, Ian A., MD, MB ChB
Hahn, Sihoun, MD, PhD
Hing, Anne V., MD
Johnson, Rebecca H., MD
Mefford, Heather C., MD, PhD
Merritt, J. Lawrence, MD
Millen, Kathleen J., PhD
Miller, Daniel G., MD, PhD
Mirzaa, Ghayda, MD
Osborne, William R.A., PhD
Pagon, Roberta A., MD
Scott, C. Ronald, MD
Sun, Angela, MD
Wallace, Stephanie E., MD

Fellows


Aldinger, Kim, PhD
Carvill, Gemma, PhD
Chong, Jessica X, PhD
Gallego, Jabier, PhD
Geister, Krista, PhD
Ha, Seungshin, PhD
Myers, Candace, PhD
O'Day, Diana, PhD
Yu, Joon-Ho, MPH, PhD

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners


Earl, Dawn L., ARNP
Hale, Susan L., MN, ARNP

Genetic Counselors


Conta, Jessie, MS, CGC
Golden-Grant, Katie L, MS, CGC
Jamal, Seema M., MSc, CGC, CCGC
Ramsdell, Linda, MS, CGC
Schubert, Penny, MS, CGC
Sternen, Darci, MS, CGC
Uhrich, Stefanie, MS, CGC

Research Staff


Amell, Amanda M., BS
Bacus, Tamara J., BS
Bofferding, Kathryn, BS
Buckingham, Kati, BS
Buroker, Norman E., PhD
Cook, Joseph, MS
Dempsey, Jennifer C., MPH
Eisenhauer, Melissa M.
Elliott, Susan E.
Frasher, Vicki A.
Garretson, Janet, MSW
Gildersleeve, Heidi, MS
Harrell, Tanya, BS
Heard, Jeff, BS
Heffernan, Janie, MS, RD
Huang, Jie-Yu, PhD
Lam, Jennfier P., MS
McMillin, Maggie J., BS
Musick, Katie, BA
Naluai-Cecchini, Theresa
Ogata, Beth, MS, RD, CSP
Person, Richard E.
Petek, Lisa, BS
Phelps, Ian, BS
Ragothaman, Kevin, BS
Shanker, Aditi, BA
Trahms, Cristine M., MS, RD
Wu, Zaining

Division Administrative Staff


Chin, Eileen, BA (Acc)
Ngai, Susanna, BS