Emily Merkel is a dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon in the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology who practices at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Merkel’s areas of clinical expertise include Mohs surgery, complex facial reconstruction following skin cancer surgery, and surgical removal of benign and malignant skin lesions. She also sees patients needing general dermatology services, and specializes in providing skin cancer screening for high-risk individuals, including those with a personal or family history of melanoma or organ transplant.
She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University. During medical school, she pursued a research fellowship in melanoma and pigmented lesions at Northwestern University. She completed her internship in internal medicine at The University of Chicago and dermatology residency at Northwestern University, where she served as chief resident. Following residency, Emily completed a fellowship in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology at Indiana University.