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 673
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 Apr 8
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 Apr 8; Epub 2014 Apr 08.
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.
2014 Mar
Cotten CM, Goldstein RF, McDonald SA, Goldberg RN, Salhab WA, Carlo WA, Tyson JE, Finer NN, Walsh MC, Ehrenkranz RA, Laptook AR, Guillet R, Schibler K, Van Meurs KP, Poindexter BB, Stoll BJ, O'Shea TM, Duara S, Das A, Higgins RD, Shankaran S, . "Apolipoprotein E genotype and outcome in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy." Pediatric research.. 2014 Mar; 75(3):424-30. Epub 2013 Dec 09.
2014 Jan
Wadhawan R, Oh W, Hintz SR, Blakely ML, Das A, Bell EF, Saha S, Laptook AR, Shankaran S, Stoll BJ, Walsh MC, Higgins RD, . "Neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants with spontaneous intestinal perforation or surgical necrotizing enterocolitis." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.. 2014 Jan; 34(1):64-70. Epub 2013 Oct 17.
2013 Nov
Natarajan G, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Pappas A, Bann CM, McDonald SA, Das A, Higgins RD, Hintz SR, Vohr BR, . "Apgar scores at 10 min and outcomes at 6-7 years following hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy." Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. 2013 Nov; 98(6):F473-9. Epub 2013 Jul 29.

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

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

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