Dr. Merkouris is a Board-Certified OB/GYN doctor and holds FACOG designation (Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
She is a native of California and has lived in Alaska since 2001. She received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of California-Davis and graduated from Medical School at the University of California-San Francisco.
Jillian Woodruff, MD, FACOG
Dr. Jillian Woodruff is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has the distinction of being able to converse with patients in 4 languages: English, Spanish, American Sign Language and conversational Mandarin Chinese.
At the early age of 7, Dr. Woodruff knew that she wanted to become a medical doctor. While watching a televised special on the St. Jude’s Cancer Research Hospital she was moved by the impact the doctors had on the lives of those for which they cared. Thus, she continued to pursue this dream while earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and Medical Degree from the University of Kentucky, where her family is from. After marrying her college sweetheart, further training took them to New York City where she completed an OB/GYN Internship at Cornell University/NY Presbyterian Hospital and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center.
Dr. Woodruff decided to become an Obstetrician and Gynecologist because she enjoys “providing care and education to patients throughout their lives”. She is also humbled by the role she plays in one of the most special events in her patients’ lives, the birth of their children. She has had the privilege of caring for women from different cultures and backgrounds, first in Brooklyn, NY where she practiced following residency; then in her 4 years working in the DC area at Kaiser Permanente. Currently, in her practice she has a special interest in adolescent education, minimally invasive procedures and the care of women with fibroids and/or abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Dr. Woodruff and her husband are excited to join the Anchorage community, which she has found welcoming. They enjoy traveling and experiencing other cultures, spending time with their 2 children, being active at church and trying new foods. Dr. Woodruff looks forward to welcoming new patients to her practice at Anchorage OB/GYN.