Jeremy Myers, MD

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

After completinghis residency at the University of Colorado, Dr. Myers spent an additionalfellowship year with Dr. Jack McAninch at University of California, SanFrancisco and the San Francisco General Hospital. The emphasis of Dr.Myers' fellowship training was the management of acute traumaand reconstruction of the urinary tract in patients with problems rangingfrom urethral strictures, radiation injury, incontinence, ureteralstrictures, and neurogenic bladder. He is currently anassociate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He isboard certified in urology and a member of the American Urologic Association, theSociety of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, and a Fellow of the AmericanCollege of Surgeons. He is on the board of directors and the secretary elect ofthe Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons.  He is also on theboard of directors of the International Volunteers in Urology. Dr.Myers is a co-director of the University of Utah's researchand clinical fellowship in Genitourinary Injury and ReconstructiveUrology.  

Dr. Myers has beenvery active in academic urology. His research focuses on three aspects ofbenign urologic disease: neurogenic bladder, reconstructive surgery, andmanagement of urotrauma. He is primary investigator of a Patient CenteredOutcomes Research Institute (PCORI) sponsored project entitled "BladderManagement and Spinal Cord Injury".  In addition, alsoinvolving neurogenic bladder research, he is primary investigator of arecently funded Department of Defense grant entitled "SacralNeuromodulation in Acute Spinal Cord Injury".  These studiesinvolve the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group (NBRG), started by Dr.Myers and several other investigators. NBRG is a large multi-institutionalgroup focused upon patient reported outcomes and robust clinicalstudies. In addition, Dr. Myers is a founding member of the Trauma andUrologic Research Network of Surgeons (TURNS), another multi-institutionalgroup of 13 centers in North America, studying reconstructiveurology.  His work in urotrauma has involved the American Association forthe Surgery of Trauma (AAST).  He is the primary investigator for twoprospective trials through the AAST, which involve greater than 20 level-1trauma centers in the United States.  These trials are focused on currentmanagement of renal and bladder trauma, as well as the outcomes of urethral realignmentafter pelvic fracture urethral injury.