Department of Surgery Faculty
John G. Myers, MD
Professor / Clinical
Division Chief, Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Chief of Staff, University Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery
General Surgery - American Board of Surgery
1992, MD, Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1988, Master of Clinical Gerontology, Baylor University, Waco, TX
1986, BA, Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2001-2002, Surgical Critical Care Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1995-1999, General Surgery Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1994-1995, General Surgery Internship, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1992-1993, General Surgery Internship, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Research interests: Trauma Laparotomy: A Scarce Commodity in Surgical Resident Training; Trauma Diagnostics: Is the Clinical Exam or FAST Reliable in the Acutely Injured Patient; Use of Angiographic Embolization to Control Hemorrhage in Pediatric Victims of Blunt Trauma; Injury Patterns of Obese MVC Victims; Rib Fractures and Their Impact on Patient Outcome; Popliteal Artery Injuries: A Level 1 Trauma Center Experience
Nicholson SE, Johnson RA, Craig T, Myers JG, Durante W, Stewart RM, Johnson FK. Transfusion-related acute lung injury in a rat model of trauma-hemorrhage. J Trauma 70: 466-471, 2011.
Corneille MG, Gallup TM, Bening T, Wolf SE, Brougher C, Myers JG, Dent DL, Medrano G, Xenakis E, Stewart RM. The use of laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy: evaluation of safety and efficacy. The American Journal of Surgery 2010 Sep;200(3):363-367.
Cohn SM, Price MA, Stewart RM, Corneille MG, Myers JG, McCarthy J, Jonas RB, Hargis SM, Dent DL. Surgical critical care and private practice surgeons: a different world out there! J Am Coll Surg 2008 Mar;206(3):419-425. Epub 2007 Dec 11.
Johnson SB, Myers JG. Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine In: Richard S. Irwin, M.D. and James M. Rippe, M.D. Thoracic Trauma. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer|Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.
Corneille MG, Steigelman MB, Myers JG, Jundt J, Dent DL, Lopez PP, Cohn SM, Stewart RM. Laparoscopic appendectomy is superior to open appendectomy in obese patients. Am J Surg 2007 Dec;194(6):877-880.
Myers, JG. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST): the truth about ultrasound in blunt trauma. J Trauma 2007 June;62(6) Supplement:S28.
Reed, CC, Stewart RM, Sherman M, Myers JG, Corneille MG, Larson, N, Gerhardt, S, Beadle, R, Gamboa, C, Dent DL, Cohn SM, Pruitt BA. Intensive insulin protocol improves glucose control and is associated with a reduction in intensive care unit mortality. J Amer Coll Surg 2007 May;204:1048-1055.
Corneille MG, Larson S, Stewart RM, Dent D, Myers JG, Lopez PP, McFarland MJ, Cohn SM. A large single-center experience with treatment of patients with crotalid envenomations: outcomes with and evolution of antivenin therapy. Am J Surg 2006 Dec;192(6):848-852.
Stewart RM, Corneille MG, Johnston J, Geoghegan K, Myers JG, Dent DL, McFarland M, Alley J, Pruitt BA, Cohn SM. Transparent and open discussion of errors does not increase malpractice risk in trauma patients. Ann Surg 2006 May;243(5):645-649.
Mejia JC, Myers JG, Stewart RM, Dent DL, Connaughton JC. A right renal vein pseudoaneurysm secondary to blunt abdominal trauma: a case report and review of the literature. J Trauma 2006 May;60(5):1124-1128.
Liao L, Myers JG, Johnston JE, Corneille MG, Danielson DS, Dent DL, Stewart RM, Pruitt BA, Root HD, Cohn SM. Percutaneous tracheostomy: one center's experience with a new modality. Am J Surg 2005 Dec;190(2005):923-926.
Stewart RM, Johnston J, Geoghegan K, Anthony T, Myers JG, Dent DL, Corneille MG, Danielson DS, Root HD, Pruitt BA, Cohn SM, Johnston JE. Trauma surgery malpractice risk: perception versus reality. Ann Surg 2005 Jun;241(6):969-975.
McKnight ST, Blow O, Dent DL, Goff HW, Myers J, Root HD, Stewart RM, Pruitt BA, Myers JG. Right ventricular air embolism during radiographic evaluation of a pediatric patient for blunt vehicular trauma. J Trauma 2004 Oct;57(4):890-891.
Dent DL, Alsabrook G, Erickson BA, Myers JG, Wholey MH, Stewart RM, Root HD, Ferral H, Postoak DW, Napier DH, Pruitt BA. Blunt splenic injuries: high nonoperative management rate can be achieved with selective embolization. J Trauma 2004 Jan;56(5):1063-1067.
Mejia A, Myers JG, Stewart RM, Dent DL, Root HD, Pruitt BA. Air gun injuries to the abdominal aorta: report of two cases and review of the literature. J Trauma 2003 Jun;54(6):1235-1238.
Stewart RM, Myers JG, Dent DL, Ermis P, Gray GA, Villarreal R, Blow O, Woods BJ, McFarland M, Garavaglia J, Root HD, Pruitt BA. Seven hundred fifty-three consecutive deaths in a level I trauma center: the argument for injury prevention. J Trauma 2003;54(1):66-70.
Stewart RM, Dent DL, Myers JG. Wounds, Bites and Stings In: Trauma 5th Ed. Appleton & Lange; 2003. p. 1059 - 1080.
Stewart RM, Myers JG, Dent DL. Wounds, Bites and Stings In: Trauma, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division; 2001. p. 1059 - 1080.
Myers JG. Restricted Admission Angiography Produces Best Outcomes for Serious Blunt Splenic Injury. General Surgery News 2001 Nov;28(11):4-4.
Biosketch: Dr. Myers received a BA in Biology (1986) and a Masters in Clinical Gerontology (1988) from Baylor University and his medical degree from UTHSCSA in 1992. He completed his General Surgery residency training at UTHSCSA in 1999, at which time he joined the faculty in the Trauma and Emergency Surgery Division. He completed a Surgical Critical Care fellowship in 2002 and is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. He is the Division Chief of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. He is the Past President of the Medical and Dental Staff at University Hospital and serves on numerous other committees there as well as the Health Science Center. His current interests include trauma diagnostics, outcomes studies, process improvement and protocol development.
2012, President of the Medical-Dental Staff, University Hospital, San Antonio TX
2012, San Antonio Magazine, 'Best Doctors in America'®
2010, San Antonio Magazine 'Best Doctors'
Scene in SA 'Top Doc' 2009
1999, Winner/Resident Paper Competition: J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society Annual Meeting: Blunt Splenic Injury: Dedicated Trauma Surgeons Can Achieve a High Rate of Nonoperative Success in Patients of All Ages
1998, Winner/Resident Paper Competition: South Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: Blunt Splenic Injury: Dedicated Trauma Surgeons Can Achieve a High Rate of Nonoperative Success in Patients of All Ages
1998, Winner/Resident Paper Competition: J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society Resident Paper Competition: Appendicitis, Why So Complicated? Analysis of 5,755 Consecutive Appendectomies
Bexar County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society
Texas Surgical Society
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Association of Academic Surgery