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Jeffrey N. Myers, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Deputy Chair for Academic Programs, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director of Research, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director of Translational Research, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr.Jeffrey N. Myers received his medical (MD) and doctoral (PhD) degrees from theUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and he then completed hisresidency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University ofPittsburgh. He subsequently completed fellowship training in Head and NeckSurgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, wherehe has been on the faculty ever since. Dr. Myers leads a basic andtranslational research program and his primary research interests are in therole of p53 mutation in oral cancer progression, metastasis and response totreatment.

Research Interests

Squamous cell carcinoma

Tongue neoplasms

p53 Gain of Function Mutations

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Room Number: FCT10.6028
Phone: 713-745-2667
Fax: 713-794-4662

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1991 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, MD, Medicine
1991 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, PHD, School of Medicine, Biochemistry
1983 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, BA, Biochemistry

Postgraduate Training

1/1996-12/1997 Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1/1992-12/1996 Residency, Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications

1/1997 American Board of Otolaryngology

Experience/Service

Endowed Positions

Ashbel Smith Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006-2010

Honors and Awards

2012 7th Annual David Myers Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
2011-2012 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 7th Edition
2010-2014 Hubert L. and Olive Stringer Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2008-2010 Ashbel Smith Professorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2004 Julie and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2003-2014 Best Doctors in America
2002 Bristol-Myers Squibb Award in Clinical/Translational Research

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF)
Member, Maintenance of Certification Committee of the Continuing Education Advisory Committee, 1/2001-1/2003
Member, Committee on Head and Neck Surgery, 1/1997
Member, 1/1993-present
American Association for Cancer Research
Member, 1/1996-present
American Board of Otolaryngology, Chicago, IL
Senior Examiner, 4/2009-present
American Board of Otolaryngology, Chicago, IL
Guest Examiner, 4/2007-4/2008
American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
Chair, Head and Neck Surgery Organ Site Committee, 1/1998-6/2006
American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
Member, Research Committee, 1/2001-1/2007
Member, 1/2000
American Medical Association
Member, 1/1993-present
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member, Education Committee, 1/2003-1/2004
Member, 1/1995-present
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Member, CTEP Head and Neck Intergroup Committee, 1/1999-1/2007

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Institutional National Research Science Award (T32) Training of Academic Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator: Myers
Duration: 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017
 
Title: Towards Personalized Cancer Therapy: Stratification of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer based on p53 Mutation Status
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 12/1/2011 - 11/30/2014
 
Title: Prevalence and Prognostic Significance of Disruptive TP53 Mutations in Oral Cancer around the World
Funding Source: Sister Institution Network Fund (SINF)
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator: Myers
Duration: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013
 
Title: Center for Cellular NanoMechanics
Funding Source: Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Brownell
Duration: 4/15/2011 - 4/15/2013
 
Title: Translational Research in Multidisciplinary Programs (TRIUMPH)
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Co-Mentor
Principal Investigator: Keyomarsi
Duration: 12/1/2010 - 11/30/2015
 
Title: Comprehensive Analysis of Genetic and Epigenetic Changes in Oral Cancer
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 8/1/2010 - 1/31/2014
 
Title: The Future of Cancer Research: Training Program for Basic and Translational Scientists
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Co-mentor
Principal Investigator: Keyomarsi
Duration: 6/28/2010 - 6/17/2013
 
Title: Comprehensive Analysis of Genetic and Epigenetic Changes in Oral Cancer
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 3/1/2010 - 2/28/2014
 
Title: Targeting c-Src in Head and Neck Cancer
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Johnson
Duration: 1/1/2010 - 12/31/2014
 
Title: Comprehensive Analysis of Genetic Alterations in Oral Cancer
Funding Source: NIH/NIDCR
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/25/2009 - 8/31/2012
 
Title: Critical Role of TrkB for Invasion and Metastasis of Oral Cancer
Funding Source: NIH/NIDCR
Role: Co-Mentor
Principal Investigator: Kupferman
Duration: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2014
 
Title: Progression and Metastasis of Oral Tongue Cancer
Funding Source: NIH/NIDCR
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 4/1/2009 - 3/31/2015
 
Title: MD Anderson Cancer Center Head & Neck SPORE Administrative Core (Core A)
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/4/2008 - 7/31/2014
 
Title: MD Anderson Cancer Center Head and Neck SPORE - Predictors of Resistance to Dual VEGFR/EGFR Targeted Therapy of Head and Neck Cancer (PP3)
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/4/2008 - 7/31/2013
 
Title: MD Anderson Cancer Center Head & Neck SPORE - Developmental Research Program (DRP)
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/4/2008 - 7/31/2013
 
Title: The Medical NanoVector Research and Development Center of the Alliance for NanoHealth
Funding Source: Department of Defense (DOD)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Ferrari
Duration: 8/20/2008 - 8/19/2011

Last updated: 7/29/2014