Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH, is the Patrick and Joy Williamson Professor of Surgery, chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery at Washington University and staff physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Meyers was born in Chicago and grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He attended Yale College where he graduated summa cum laude with distinction in biology. He returned to Chicago to attend medical school at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine.

Upon his completion of medical school, Meyers traveled to San Diego to complete an internship in surgery at the Naval Hospital San Diego. He served as medical officer for the USS Juneau, an amphibious transport ship operating in the Pacific fleet from the home port of San Diego. When his Navy commitment was satisfied, Meyers resumed his surgical training as a general surgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Meyers spent six years at Mass General Hospital, including four clinical years and two years in laboratory research studying molecular biology in lung cancer and the genetic basis of chronic rejection in lung transplantation. He continued his training in thoracic surgery in St. Louis at Washington University School of Medicine.

Upon completion of his training in 1998, Meyers joined the faculty of Washington University. He assumed the role of chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery in 2008. His clinical activity includes work in thoracic oncology, lung transplantation and benign esophageal diseases including minimally invasive esophageal surgery. Meyers completed his master of public health program in 2005 with a concentration in biostatistics. He has also contributed substantially to the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, where he has served on the editorial board since 2004 and as an associate editor since 2008.

Meyers was awarded the Dwight McGoon Award for “Outstanding Resident Education” by the AATS in 2008, and he joined the STS Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues in 2011. In 2015, he was presented with the Distinguished Educator Award for House Staff Teaching by Washington University. After several years of service to the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in the capacity of a consultant and examiner, Meyers was added to the board as a director, serving since 2009. He served as the Vice-Chair of the ABTS for two years and currently serves as the Chair. He has served as a director at large for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons since 2014.

Meyers takes greatest pleasure in caring for patients, teaching and solving common and practical clinical problems that thoracic surgeons face on a daily basis. In his spare time, he participates in activities related to his business, Three Spring Farms, and some other local food operations in St. Louis.