Dr Michael Myers

Dr Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is a specialist in physician health and the author or co-author of 150 scientific publications and eight books, the most recent of which are “Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared” and “The Physician as Patient: A Clinical Handbook for Mental Health Professionals” (with Dr Glen Gabbard). He treated his first physician patient on Christmas Day of 1970 and this experience launched a decades long career helping ailing physicians and their families that continues to this day. He is passionate about advocacy for the rights of physicians, serves on multiple boards and committees of medical associations, pens a monthly blog on physician health, and lectures extensively throughout North America, the UK, Europe, and finally - Australia.