Gary J. Myers

Current Titles and Roles

Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Environmental Medicine

Degrees, Certifications, and Licenses

  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1957
  • M.D., University of Kansas, 1963
  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1963-1966
  • Fellowship, Neurology, Boston City Hospital, 1966-1967
  • Pediatric Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1969-1971
  • Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, 1968; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Competence in Pediatric Neurology, 1973

Prior Work History

  • 1990-Present, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York
  • 1989-1990, Visiting Professor of Toxicology in the Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 1985-1989, Professor of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine
  • 1982-1989, Professor, Department of Special Education, UAB School of Education
  • 1981-1989, Professor of Pediatrics, UAB School of Medicine
  • 1978-1980, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UAB School of Medicine
  • 1971-1978, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Clinical Specialties

Neonatal and pediatric neurology


Professional memberships:

  • 1978-Present, American Neurological Association
  • 1971-Present, Child Neurology Society
  • 1971-Present, American Academy of Neurology


  • 1975-1993, Examiner in Child Neurology for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1989, Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • 1981, Wyeth Lecturer to South Africa
  • 1979, CIBA Lecturer to South Africa
  • 1963, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Smith, Kline & French Fellowship to study rural medicine in Venezuela
  • 1957-1958, Fulbright Fellowship, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia (Zoology) 1963
  • 1957, Phi Beta Kappa, B.A. with honors in Zoology


  • Health Hazards of Methylmercury. NIEHS Pol-ESO-5197-1A1. 8/1/91 to 7/3/96. Role – principal investigator of project 1 (child development in relation to maternal methylmercury during pregnancy, a prospective study).
  • Developmental Toxicity of Mercury. NIEHS RO1ES08442. 8/1/97 to 1/31/01. Role – investigator.
  • Factors Modifying the Toxicity of Methyl Mercury in a Fish Eating Population. 10/1/00 – 9/31/05. Role – investigator.


  • Environmental toxins
  • Neonatal neurology

Academic Activity

Dr. Myers teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in Neurology and Pediatrics.


Dr. Myers strives “ to improve health through caring, discovery, teaching, and learning.”

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