Physicians Bio
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Michael L. Merrin, M.D.

Michael L. Merrin, M.D. has practiced Otolaryngology in Santa Barbara since 1975. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery.

Dr. Merrin received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He completed his otolaryngology training at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Merrin was one of the first postgraduate fellows of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Merrin has also served as President of the Santa Barbara County Medical Society and Chief of Staff at St. Francis Medical Center.

Dr. Merrin has wide experience in the entire septum of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Special interests include nasal and endoscopic sinus surgery and surgery for “surfers ear”.