Dr. Jeffrey N. Myers is a head and neck surgeon, Full
Professor, and translational scientist at the University
of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he has
been on faculty since 1997. He serves several
important roles, including Deputy Chair for Academic
Programs and Director of Research for the Department
of Head and Neck Surgery, and currently holds the
Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Chair of Head and
Dr. Myers has been a reviewer on several NIH study sections, has been a
principle or co-principle investigator on numerous investigator-initiated
and cooperative group trials, and has served in several prominent
positions on national committees. He was named the President of the
American Head and Neck Society in July 2016.
Dr. Myers received his medical (MD) and doctoral (PhD) degrees
from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and he then
completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck
Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He subsequently completed
fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1997, where he has
been on the faculty ever since.
Dr. Myers leads a basic and translational research program that has been
funded by several institutional, state and national grants. His primary
research interests are in the role of p53 mutation and other genomic
alterations in oral cancer progression, metastasis and response to treatment.