Dr. Jarrad Merriman is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of ankle, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries and conditions.
A California native, Dr. Merriman was born and raised in Bakersfield. He graduated from California State University, Fresno, with his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then went on to earn his Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles.
After medical school, Dr. Merriman completed the exclusive San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program at St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he learned about all aspects of orthopedic medicine and musculoskeletal surgery over five years of intensive training. Interested in furthering his training and experience, Dr. Merriman came to Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, where he completed a yearlong sports medicine fellowship.
Dr. Merriman is dedicated to making tangible difference in patients' lives on a daily basis. When patients are most vulnerable because of pain, an injury, or accident, he is devoted to earning his patients’ trust to help see them back to their normal lives. In his practice, his goals are to help patients prevent injuries, return to activity, get back to work, recover from injuries, reduce pain, and have long-standing relationships that transcend their condition. As a former athlete, he has had several injuries, which affords him significant empathy with patients wanting to safely return to competition. He enjoys working as a team with his patients to help them solve their problems and get back to doing what they love.
When Dr. Merriman isn’t seeing patients, he spends his time with family and enjoys fishing, hunting, travel, exercise, and golf. His wife, Kellie, is a former nurse, and they have one daughter and two sons. Dr. Merriman has also volunteered in Mexico, China, and most recently, in Africa, working in medical clinics, cardiac research, and orthopedic trauma surgery.
Dr. Merriman is available to see patients in Bakersfield.
- Anterior Total Hip Replacement
- Cortisone Injections, With and Without Ultrasound Guidance
- Fracture Care
- Hyaluronic Acid Injections, With and Without Ultrasound Guidance
- PRP Injections, Ultrasound-Guided
- Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Ankle Arthroscopy