A native of Baltimore, Dr Merryman received her Bachelors Degree from Western Maryland College. She holds a Masters Degree in Pathology from the University of Maryland and later attended Medical School at Vanderbilt University. She then completed two years of Internal Medicine, one at Vanderbilt and the other at Mercy Medical Center. This was followed by a four year residency at GBMC in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been in practice since 1993.