Bryan Fitch Meyers, MD, MPH

Bryan Fitch Meyers, MD, MPH

  • Patrick and Joy Williamson Professor of Surgery
  • Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery

Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1986.

Residency - General Surgery, Massachusetts General, 1990-1996; Thoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 1996-1998.

Masters in Public Health, Saint Louis University, 2005.

Board Certifications

Cardiothoracic Surgery--Certified
General Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

2017: Listed in Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors, Inc.)

2015: WUSM Distinguished Faculty Award “Distinguished Educator”

2008: AATS Dwight McGoon Award for Outstanding Resident Education

2005: Elected to Delta Omega, The Honorary Public Health Society

Clinical Interests

General thoracic surgery, lung transplantation, lung cancer, esophageal surgery, mediastinal surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and minimally invasive surgery.

Research Interests

Lung transplantation
Lung volume reduction
Clinical trials

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite B, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-362-8598
Fax: 314-362-0328

WUSM Thoracic Surgery
Siteman Cancer Center
Medical Building #2
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
10 Barnes West Drive, Suite 100
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Phone: 314-362-8598
Fax: 314-362-0328

Siteman Cancer Center South County
5225 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129
Phone: 314-362-8598
Fax: 314-362-0328

Contact Information

Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Queeny Tower, 3108
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-8598

Selected Publications

Meyers BF, Downey RJ, Decker PA, Keenan RJ, Siegel BA, Cerfolio RJ, Landreneau RJ, Reed CE, Balfe DM, Dehdashti F, Ballman KV, Rusch VW, Putnam JB Jr; American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0060. The utility of positron emission tomography in staging of potentially operable carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus: results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0060 trial. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2007;133(3):738-745.

Fields RC, Bharat A, Steward N, Aloush A, Meyers BF, Trulock EP, Chapman WC, Patterson GA, Mohanakumar T. Elevated soluble CD30 correlates with development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome following lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2006;82(12):1596-1601.

Fields RC, Meyers BF. Sublobar resections for lung cancer. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2006;18(2):85-91.

Choong CK, Meyers BF, Guthrie TJ, Trulock EP, Patterson GA, Moazami N. Does the presence of preoperative mild or moderate coronary artery disease affect the outcomes of lung transplantation? Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006;82(3):1038-1042.

Fields RC, Meyers BF. The effects of perioperative blood transfusion on morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy. Thoracic Surgery Clinics. 2006;16(1):75-86.

Smith MA, Battafarano RJ, Meyers BF, Zoole JB, Cooper JD, Patterson GA. Prevalence of benign disease in patients undergoing resection for suspected lung cancer. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006;81(5):1824-1828; discussion 1828-1829.

Meyers BF, Haddad F, Siegel BA, Zoole JB, Battafarano RJ, Veeramachaneni N, Cooper JD, Patterson GA. Cost-effectiveness of routine mediastinoscopy in computed tomography- and positron emission tomography-screened patients with stage I lung cancer. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2006;131(4):822-829; discussion 822-829. Epub 2006 Mar 2.

Lau CL, Hoganson DM, Meyers BF, Damiano RJ Jr, Patterson GA. Use of an apical heart suction device for exposure in lung transplantation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006;81(4):1524-1525.

Choong CK, Martinez C, Meyers BF. Simple and useful endoscopic technique in the re-establishment of esophageal patency for the treatment of a completely obstructed esophagus. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006;81(4):1519-1521.

Allen MS, Darling GE, Pechet TT, Mitchell JD, Herndon JE 2nd, Landreneau RJ, Inculet RI, Jones DR, Meyers BF, Harpole DH, Putnam JB Jr, Rusch VW; ACOSOG Z0030 Study Group. Morbidity and mortality of major pulmonary resections in patients with early-stage lung cancer: initial results of the randomized, prospective ACOSOG Z0030 trial. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006;81(3):1013-1019; discussion 1019-1020.

Sultan PK, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Cooper JD. Fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2005;130(6):1709-1710.

Choong CK, Goodenberger DM, Picus D, Meyers BF. Surgical treatment of recurrent transient ischemic attacks and hemoptysis in a young man with multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2005;130(5):1456-1458.

Sultan PK, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Cooper JD. Fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2005;130(6):1709-1710.

Choong CK, Haddad FJ, Martinez C, Hu DZ, Pierce JA, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Cooper JD. A simple, reproducible, and inexpensive technique in the preparation of explanted emphysematous lungs for ex vivo studies. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2005;130(3):922.e1-3.

Choong CK, Meyers BF. Lung mass after pulmonary artery catheterization: Beware of the pulmonary artery false aneurysm. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2005;130(3):899-900.

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