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 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
Périard 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.
2015 Jan
Hintz SR, Barnes PD, Bulas D, Slovis TL, Finer NN, Wrage LA, Das A, Tyson JE, Stevenson DK, Carlo WA, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Yoder BA, Van Meurs KP, Faix RG, Rich W, Newman NS, Cheng H, Heyne RJ, Vohr BR, Acarregui MJ, Vaucher YE, Pappas A, Peralta-Carcelen M, Wilson-Costello DE, Evans PW, Goldstein RF, Myers GJ, Poindexter BB, McGowan EC, Adams-Chapman I, Fuller J, Higgins RD, . "Neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental outcome in extremely preterm infants." Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):e32-42. Epub 2014 Dec 01.
2014 Nov
Kelleher J, Salas AA, Bhat R, Ambalavanan N, Saha S, Stoll BJ, Bell EF, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Sánchez PJ, Shankaran S, VanMeurs KP, Hale EC, Newman NS, Ball MB, Das A, Higgins RD, Peralta-Carcelen M, Carlo WA, . "Prophylactic indomethacin and intestinal perforation in extremely low birth weight infants." Pediatrics. 2014 Nov; 134(5):e1369-77. Epub 2014 Oct 27.

Current Appointments

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

Specialties

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

Education

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