Dr. Myers received his MD degree from SUNY, Downstate Medical Center in 1961. He trained in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed a one-year post-doctoral research fellowship (NINDB) in neuromuscular disease at that facility. He did his military service in the Air Force at the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories in Dayton Ohio, working on exercise physiology projects. He then had further residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and has remained there since.
He is now the A. David Gurewitsch Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Myers has a special interest in neuromuscular diseases and although now semi-retired he rounds with the rehab residents on the consult services and has a limited private practice at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).
He was the principal rehabilitation physician at the MDA Clinic at CUMC for over 37 years and was the founder and Co-director of the MDA Clinic at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ for almost as long. Dr. Myers served on the professional advisory committees of the CMT Association and the NYC Chapter of the MS Society. He was on various other hospital, university and medical society committees and has written a number of articles and chapters. He was Co-Chief Editor of the Third Edition of Downey and Darling's Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine.
He has been listed in Castle Connolly’s America's Top Doctors, Top Doctors New York Metro Area and in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors when he was practicing full-time. Dr. Myers has been married to his wife, Jacqueline, for over 50 years and has 3 children.
Last updated March 30, 2020