Merritt J. Seshul MD, FACS, FAAOA

Dr. Merritt Seshul joined Carolina ENT/HNSC in 2001 and has served as medical director or the Otolaryngic Allergy department since that time. He served as Vice President of the Carolina ENT/HNSC from 2002 to 2018 and currently serves a Board member of Carolina ENT/HNCS and also served as Chairman of the Board at Viewmont Surgery Center from 2009-2015.

Dr. Seshul is a graduate of the Leadership College Scholar Program through the North Carolina Medical Society, having been selected in 2008. He is Past President of the North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He also serves on the Board of Governors for State Public Education for AAOHNS for North Carolina. Dr. Seshul recently was named the State Tracker for AAOHNS for North Carolina, reviewing all North Carolina legislation affecting the delivery of ENT and Allergy care in the state, and helping to coordinate between North Carolina, other states, and AAOHNS.

Dr. Seshul is a member of the medical staff at Frye Regional Medical Center, Catawba Valley Medical Center, and Viewmont Surgery Center. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the Triologic Society and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Seshul completed additional training to obtain Fellowship within the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and has been certified since 2003.

Dr. Seshul’s involvement in allergy research lead to the publishing of his Triologic Thesis on cost effective and clinically relevant methods of allergy testing. Dr. Seshul currently carries a clinical appointment as a Clinical Associate in the Department of Otolaryngology within the Wake Forest Baptist Health Center.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, he graduated from Samford University with a degree in Biology with honors, and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. His surgical internship and residency were completed at the UAB hospital system in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Seshul is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS), the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), and the American Thyroid Association. He is a longstanding reviewer for Laryngoscope for original research related to allergy and rhinology. He has been an examiner for AAOA Fellowship for many years.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

NC Governor AAOHNS Board of Governors, 2013, 2016

NC Alternate Governor State Legislation AAOHNS, 2012, 2015

Board Chairman Viewmont Surgery Center, 2009-2015

NC Alternate governor State Public Educations AAOHNS, 2011, 2014

CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

Top Regional Doctor Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012, 2013, 2014

Past President North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 2009

Fellow American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, 2003

Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Member The Triological Society

Member Newton Fischer Society

Fellow (FAAO-HNS) American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Publications & Presentations

Use of intradermal dilutional testing and skin prick testing: clinical relevance and cost efficiency. Seshul, M., Pillsbury, H., Eby, T. Laryngoscope 2006 Sep

Pharyngeal fibrovascular polyp in a child. Seshul, M.J., Wiatrak, B.J., Galliani, C.A., Odrezin, G.T. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1998 Sep

Nasal inverted papilloma with involvement of middle ear and mastoid. Seshul, M.J., Eby, T.L., Crowe, D.R., Peters, G.E. Arch Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg 1995 Sep