Dr Merritt trained at United Medical and Dental School of Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London gaining a BSc in Psychology , before graduating with Honours in 2000. After completing his general medical training in East London, he undertook his specialist training at the Kent and Sussex, Lewisham, St. Thomas’ and Conquest Hospitals.
During his time at St.Thomas’ Simon spent three years working in the internationally renown Sleep Disorders Centre and the Lane Fox Unit. He carried out research into the connection between OSA and severe Diabetic Retinopathy, and also into the physiology of breathing in the very obese. Dr Merritt is currently a sleep section committee member in the Royal Society of Medicine.
Although by training he is a respiratory physician his interest in sleep medicine extends to the whole gamet of adult sleep problems. Simon is currently a full time Consultant in Respiratory, General and Sleep Medicine at the Conquest Hospital, working privately in the Spire Sussex Hospital.
When he isn’t working Simon enjoys spending time with his wife and watching his young daughters grow up. He enjoys going for walks in the countryside and swimming as a family. Simon also enjoys gardening, sailing and scuba diving.