Specialty OB/GYN Language(s) Spoken English; Malayalam; Spanish Joined Kelsey-Seybold September 2020 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional BackgroundDr. Merlyn Thomas earned her Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station in 2012. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in 2016 at Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2020, where she served as administrative chief resident in her final year. She joined Kelsey-Seybold in September 2020. Professional AssociationsDr. Thomas is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, and the Harris County Medical Society.Hobbies and InterestsDr. Thomas enjoys reading science fiction novels, spending time with family and friends, watching documentaries, and trying new restaurants and new foods.Fun FactsThe best advice Dr. Thomas has ever received is: “Be kind to people because you don’t know what battles they may be fighting in private.”Her guilty pleasure is watching reality television, such as the “Great British Baking Show.”As a child, she wanted to be a U.S. senator when she grew up. She loved the idea of working with people to create policy that would improve the lives of people in her community. She realized she prefers the sciences and is now helping her community in a different way than she planned!