Gary J. Myers, M.D.

Gary J. Myers, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 631
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2971
Fax: (585) 275-3683

Research Bio

Dr. Myers primary research interest is environmental toxins, specifically mercury. He started studying methyl mercury exposure following the 1971-2 epidemic in Iraq and has worked with the Rochester mercury research group since then. In 1986 the Rochester mercury research group began a prospective longitudinal study of mercury exposure from fish consumption in the Seychelles Islands called the Seychelles Child Development Study (SCDS). Seychellois consume fish with 10-12 meals each week and the fish mercury content there is similar to that of oceanic fish sold in the US. This prospective, longitudinal, observational epidemiological study has been ongoing for over 25 years. Dr. Myers is also the follow up site PI for the Neonatal Research Network studying the outcomes of extremely premature infants.

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Aug
Stevens TP, Finer NN, Carlo WA, Szilagyi PG, Phelps DL, Walsh MC, Gantz MG, Laptook AR, Yoder BA, Faix RG, Newman JE, Das A, Do BT, Schibler K, Rich W, Newman NS, Ehrenkranz RA, Peralta-Carcelen M, Vohr BR, Wilson-Costello DE, Yolton K, Heyne RJ, Evans PW, Vaucher YE, Adams-Chapman I, McGowan EC, Bodnar A, Pappas A, Hintz SR, Acarregui MJ, Fuller J, Goldstein RF, Bauer CR, O'Shea TM, Myers GJ, Higgins RD, . "Respiratory outcomes of the surfactant positive pressure and oximetry randomized trial (SUPPORT)." The Journal of pediatrics. 2014 Aug; 165(2):240-249.e4. Epub 2014 Apr 13.
2014 Aug
Morriss FH, Saha S, Bell EF, Colaizy TT, Stoll BJ, Hintz SR, Shankaran S, Vohr BR, Hamrick SE, Pappas A, Jones PM, Carlo WA, Laptook AR, Van Meurs KP, Sánchez PJ, Hale EC, Newman NS, Das A, Higgins RD, . "Surgery and neurodevelopmental outcome of very low-birth-weight infants." JAMA pediatrics. 2014 Aug; 168(8):746-54.
2014 Jun
DeMauro SB, D'Agostino JA, Bann C, Bernbaum J, Gerdes M, Bell EF, Carlo WA, D'Angio CT, Das A, Higgins R, Hintz SR, Laptook AR, Natarajan G, Nelin L, Poindexter BB, Sanchez PJ, Shankaran S, Stoll BJ, Truog W, Van Meurs KP, Vohr B, Walsh MC, Kirpalani H, . "Developmental outcomes of very preterm infants with tracheostomies." The Journal of pediatrics. 2014 Jun; 164(6):1303-10.e2. Epub 2014 Jan 25.
2014 Apr
Kennedy KA, Wrage LA, Higgins RD, Finer NN, Carlo WA, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Faix RG, Yoder BA, Schibler K, Gantz MG, Das A, Newman NS, Phelps DL, . "Evaluating retinopathy of prematurity screening guidelines for 24- to 27-week gestational age infants." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 2014 Apr; 34(4):311-8. Epub 2014 Feb 06.
2014 Apr
van Wijngaarden E, Harrington D, Kobrosly R, Thurston SW, O'Hara T, McSorley EM, Myers GJ, Watson GE, Shamlaye CF, Strain JJ, Davidson PW. "Prenatal exposure to methylmercury and LCPUFA in relation to birth weight." Annals of epidemiology. 2014 Apr; 24(4):273-8. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD)


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Univ Kansas Coll Hlth Sci/Hosp1963
BA | Biology | University of Kansas1957

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Neurology at Boston Children s Hospital09/01/1964 - 06/30/1971
Internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children s Hospital09/01/1963 - 06/30/1964