Cardiothoracic Surgery Profile in Leadership

Bryan Meyers, MD, MPH

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Bryan Meyers, MD, MPH

The clinical research career of Bryan Meyers, MD, MPH, began in 1998, when senior colleague G. Alexander Patterson, MD, suggested that he represent the Section of Thoracic Surgery in the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG), which conducted clinical trials of surgical treatment of certain cancers.

In ACOSOG, Meyers collaborated broadly with radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and surgeons on influential studies of core thoracic surgical problems. “I ended up thriving within ACOSOG,” says Meyers.

Along the way, he completed a master of public health degree in biostatistics to further his clinical research. As he has moved on to become thoracic surgery section chief and vice chair for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Meyers always strives to mentor younger faculty.

Says Meyers, “Dr. Patterson’s philosophy of being generous with opportunities is something I’ve always aimed to emulate.”