Deborah L. Myers, MD, FACOG, a board certified female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon and director of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has recently received the Distinguished Surgeon Award at the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS).
A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook Medical School, Dr. Myers completed a medical-surgical internship at Rhode Island Hospital and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants before joining the hospital in 1992. Dr. Myers maintains a particular interest in the therapy of cystitis.
Dr. Myers is vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of Continuing Medical Education at Women & Infants and chair of the promotions committee of the Department of Ob/Gyn at the Warren Alpert Medical School. She is past president of the national American Urogynecologic Society.
Dr. Myers was named the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) recipient of the National Association of Continence 2012 Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award. She is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the FDA advisory panel on Ob/Gyn medical devices. She has achieved certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery (FPMRS) by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).
The mission of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons is to promote excellence in gynecologic surgery through acquisition of knowledge and improvement of skills, advancement of basic and clinical research, and professional and public education.
About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women's medicine, Women & Infants is the ninth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children's Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country's largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.
Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation's first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation's only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.