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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2015 Jun
Hoffman L, Bann C, Higgins R, Vohr B, . "Developmental outcomes of extremely preterm infants born to adolescent mothers." Pediatrics. 2015 Jun; 135(6):1082-92. Epub 2015 May 11.
2015 Mar
Ambalavanan N, Carlo WA, Wrage LA, Das A, Laughon M, Cotten CM, Kennedy KA, Laptook AR, Shankaran S, Walsh MC, Higgins RD, . "PaCO2 in surfactant, positive pressure, and oxygenation randomised trial (SUPPORT)." Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. 2015 Mar; 100(2):F145-9. Epub 2014 Nov 25.
2015 Mar
Strain J, Yeates AJ, van Wijngaarden E, Thurston SW, Mulhern MS, McSorley EM, Watson GE, Love TM, Smith TH, Yost K, Harrington D, Shamlaye CF, Henderson J, Myers GJ, Davidson PW. "Prenatal exposure to methyl mercury from fish consumption and polyunsaturated fatty acids: associations with child development at 20 mo of age in an observational study in the Republic of Seychelles." The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2015 Mar; 101(3):530-7. Epub 2015 Jan 21.
2015 Mar
PĂ©riard D, Beqiraj B, Hayoz D, Viswanathan B, Evans K, Thurston SW, Davidson PW, Myers GJ, Bovet P. "Associations of baroreflex sensitivity, heart rate variability, and initial orthostatic hypotension with prenatal and recent postnatal methylmercury exposure in the Seychelles Child Development Study at age 19 years." International journal of environmental research and public health. 2015 Mar; 12(3):3395-405. Epub 2015 Mar 23.
2015 Feb 1
Myers GJ, Davidson PW, Watson GE, van Wijngaarden E, Thurston SW, Strain JJ, Shamlaye CF, Bovet P. "Methylmercury exposure and developmental neurotoxicity." Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015 Feb 1; 93(2):132. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

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
Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


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