Dr. Myers received a B.A. in Biology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota (1977), and an M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (1981) after completing his first two years of medical school training at the University of North Dakota. He completed residency training at Washington University, Barnes and Affiliated Hospitals from 1981-1984 where he also served as an American Cancer Society Regular Clinical Fellow. In 1985 he completed a fellowship in Surgical and Pulmonary Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pathology. In 1989, he accepted a position at the Mayo Clinic Minnesota where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1991 and Professor in 1996. While at the Mayo Clinic, he served as Chair, Division of Anatomic Pathology (1993-2002) and Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee's Innovation Work Group (2003-2005).
Dr. Myers joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan in January 2006 as the A. James French Professor of Diagnostic Pathology and Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology. In 2011 he was also appointed Director of MLabs. He serves as an Associate Director of the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center.
Dr. Myers has served as an invited speaker nationally and internationally on over 300 occasions and has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, abstracts, and book chapters. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Mayo Distinguished Clinician Award, the F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service and President's Awards from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the Outstanding Clinician Award from the University of Michigan Medical School. He is a member of a number of professional societies including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology, Arthur Purdy Stout Society, the American Thoracic Society, and the Michigan Society of Pathologists.