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Merlin Hamer, MD

COVID-19 update:

If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call our nurse line at 888-261-8431 before coming in or use one of our virtual care options. Do not schedule online. For general guidance on COVID-19, visit or call the county hotline at 2-1-1.

Dr. Merlin Hamer, MD


724 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1976

Medical Education

  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine, MD, 1967


  • Washington Adventist Hospital, Internship-Surgery, 1968


  • Yale New Haven Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1974
  • Silas B. Hayes Army Community Hospital, General Surgery, 1969


  • Yale University School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1975
  • University of Louisville, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, 1975
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, 1974
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