Why Dr Andrea Merrill only plays Taylor Swift during her surgeries

Dr Andrea Merrill describes how the icon helped her 'to shake it off' and make it in the male-dominated world of surgery.

Taylor Swift has accompanied surgeon Dr Andrea Merrill on every era of her medical journey — from a shy teenager to finally taking charge of the scalpel and the theatre playlist.

The US doctor has chronicled how the pop icon’s music and struggles seem to mirror her own challenges in the male-dominated field of surgery.