37965-Myers, Scott

Scott N. Myers, MD, MPH

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Fort Wayne, IN


Scott Myers grew up in Fort Wayne and returned home to IUSM-FW in 2017 as a part-time faculty member and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics.  After studying economics at Wheaton College he worked to improve urban public health in Chicago while applying to medical school.  He graduated in the Class of 1999 at IUSM-Indianapolis. This was followed by residency in Pediatrics at Christ Medical Center in Chicago, and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT at the University of Pittsburgh.  During fellowship, he earned an MPH and published research on the pharmacogenetics of chemotherapy for AML (acute myeloid leukemia).  He then worked for two years as the director of sickle cell disease at Lurie Children's Hospitals in Chicagoland before joining the academic faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. His research publications at Georgetown University focused on sickle cell disease and child cancer Survivorship, including a Survivorship review and a novel approach to individualized chemotherapy for resistant cancer.  After more than 5 years at Georgetown, he joined the faculty at University of Louisville as the director of the Leukemia and Survivorship Programs. He has won 5 grant awards in the above research areas including two as a Hyundai Scholar of Survivorship.  As an educator, he has served in various leadership roles for medical student and pediatric resident education since 2005.
His current activities include teaching foundations of clinical practice, hematology/oncology lectures, and participating in the scholarly concentration project at IUSM-FW.  He also works in the clinical roles of general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology at Ascension Hospitals in Indiana (full-time) and the University of Illinois in Chicago (moonlighting).  He serves on several community boards focused on wellness in youth.

Key Publications

1.              Myers SN, Rowell HB, Binns HJ.  Lead poisoning and asthma: An examination of comorbidity.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2002;156:863-866 

2.              Myers SN, Pillage G, Martel J, Zorich GP, Goyal RK.  Successful engraftment following unrelated donor transplant in an alloimmunized patient with Kostmann's Syndroms.  Pediatric Blood & Cancer.   2005; 44:508-510

3.              Myers SN, Goyal RK, Roy JD, Fairfull LD, Wilson JW, Ferrell RE.  Functional single nucleotide polymorphism haplotypes in the human equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1.  Pharmacogenetics and Genomics.  2006;16:315-320.

4.              Yuan H, Myers S, Wang J, Zhou D, Woo J, Kallakury B, Ju A, Bazlewicz M, Carter Y, Albanese C, Grant N, Shad A, Dritschilo A, Liu X, Schlegel R.  Use of Reprogrammed Cells to Identify Therapy for Respiratory Papillomatosis.  New England Journal of Medicine.  2012;367:1220-1227 

5.              Shad A, Myers S, Hennessy K.  Late Effects in Cancer Survivors: The Shared Care Model.  Current Oncology Reports.  April 2012;14(2):182-190

6.              Myers SN, Eid R, Myers J, Bertolone SJ, Raj AB.  Long Term Erythrocytapheresis is Associated with Reduced Liver Iron Concentration in Sickle Cell Disease.  Blood.  December 2014;21:124

7.              Huang M, Owen E, Myers S, Raj A.  Cardiopulmonary Failure Requiring ECMO Bypass Resulting From Leukemia Cell Lysis in a Patient With Childhood Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia.  Case Reports in Hematology.  June 2015: 1-3.

8.              Myers S, Eid R, Myers J, Panigrahi A, Raj A.  Long Term Erythrocytapheresis is Associated with Reduced Liver Iron Concentration.  Pediatric Journal of Hematology/Oncology.  January 2016;38(1):22-26.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Education
    2005 MPH University of Pittsburgh
    1999 MD Indiana University
    1994 MSC Purdue University
    1993 BA Wheaton College
  • Research
    Sickle Cell Disease, Childhood Cancer Survivorship.
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Society of Hematology
    American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology:  Sickle Cell Disease, Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Leukemia.
    General Pediatrics:  Mental wellness in youth, including suicide risk reduction and addiction care.

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