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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Brian Merritt, M.D.

Brian Merritt, M.D.Hematopathology Fellow

E-mail: merritt@bcm.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Degree

Baylor University, Waco, TX

B.S., Biology with minor in Economics, magna cum laude, 2001-2005

Medical School and Degree

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Doctor of Medicine, 2005-2009

Professional / Research Interests

Hematopathology

Molecular Genetic Pathology

Awards and Honors

2012-Present - College of American Pathologists Delegate to the American Medical Association, Resident and Fellow Section

2012-Present - Lab Medicine Website Advisory Board, Molecular Biology Department

2012-Present - Resident/Fellow Liason, Texas Society of Pathologists, Young Pathologists' Section

2012-Present - Resident Member, Texas Society of Pathologists Legislative Council

2012-Present - Educational Resource Committee, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

2012-2013 - Chief Resident, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

2012-2013 - Resident Research Committee, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

2011-2013 - Resident Representative, American Society for Clinical Pathologists

Poster Winner - Third Place. John R. Rainey, M.D., Residents'/Fellows' Seminar, Texas Society of Pathologists 92nd Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, Jan. 25-27, 2013

2008-2009 - June & Richard Anderson Scholarship, $5000 tuition scholarship

2007 - Harris County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship, $1500 scholarship

Physician Oncology Education Program Scholarship, Texas Medical Association. Funded to attend the 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Approach to Symptom Control, Palliative and Hospice Care Conference at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Sept. 28-30, 2007.

2005-2008 - Baylor Alumni Student Scholarship, $6000 tuition scholarship

2005 - Phi Beta Kappa

Future Plans

2013-2014 - Fellowship, Hematopathology, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2014-2015 - Fellowship, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Abstracts/Posters/Presentations/Publications

Lai, S., Merritt, B.Y. (co-first author), Chen, L., Green, L.K. Hemophagocyticlymphohistiocytosis associated with influenza A (H1N1) infection in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: an autopsy case report and review of the literature. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. 2012 Dec;16(6):477-84. Epub 2011 Jul 2. PMID: 21724431. Also presented as a poster at the annual meeting of the College of American Pathologists (CAP'10 - THE Pathologists' Meeting), Chicago, IL, Sept. 26-29, 2010.

Merritt, B.Y.,Curry, C.V. Hemoglobin concentration. Staros EB, chief editor. Medscape Reference. WebMD LLC; 1994-2012. Available at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2085614-overview. Updated August 2, 2012.

Merritt, B.Y., Curry, C.V. Mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration. Wheeler TM, chief editor. Medscape Reference. WebMD LLC; 1994-2012. Available at http://emedicine. medscape.com/article/2054497-overview. Updated March 1, 2012.

Merritt, B.Y., López-Terrada, D.H., Simko, S.J., Sheehan, A.M., Hernandez, V.S., Major, A.M., Curry, C.V. MYC Immunohistochemistry Correlates with MYC Gene Rearrangement Status in Pediatric Burkitt Lymphoma and Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Presented as a poster at the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology 2013 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2-8, 2013, and at the Texas Society of Pathologists 92nd Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, Jan. 25-27, 2013.

Merritt, B.Y., Curry, J.L., Sheehan, A.M., Diwan, A.H., Duvic, M., Vega-Vazquez, F., Prieto, V.G., Curry, C.V.. Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (αβ) with an aggressive course. Oral presentation at the Lymphoma Workshop of the XVI Meeting of the European Association for Haematopathology, Lisbon, Portugal, October 20-25, 2012.

Merritt, B.Y., Sasa, G.S., Curry, C.V., Mahoney, Jr., D.H., Sheehan, A.M., Elghetany, M.T. Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia: Analysis of 7 Cases According to the 2008 WHO Criteria. Presented as a poster at the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology 2012 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 17-23, 2012, and at the Texas Society of Pathologists 91st Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, Jan. 13-14, 2012.

Merritt, B.Y., Best Rocha, A., Bañez, EI. Plasmablasts as an indicator of poor prognosis in plasma cell leukemia. Presented as a poster at the annual meeting of the College of American Pathologists (CAP'11 - THE Pathologists' Meeting), Grapevine, TX, Sept. 11-14, 2011, and at the Texas Society of Pathologists 90th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 14-15, 2011.

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