Dr. Myers is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He holds the position of Chief in the Division of Otolaryngology at the VA North Texas Healthcare System.

He completed an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and received his medical degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. After completing an Otolaryngology residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo, he completed a fellowship at the University of Michigan, receiving advanced training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Myers is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

He is a member of several national professional societies. He has authored scientific articles and book chapters. His clinical interests include all aspects of head and neck oncology with a special interest in microvascular reconstruction.

Dr. Myers sees patients at the Aston Ambulatory Care Center at UT Southwestern. He has hospital appointments at Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, and St. Paul University Hospital. His email address is


Medical School
University of Chicago (1992)
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Med. (1994), General Surgery
Buffalo General Hospital (1998), Otolaryngology
University of Michigan (2000), Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery

Clinical Interest

Head & Neck Cancers

  • Facial Cancers
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral & Oropharyngeal) Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity & Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ear Canal, External Ear & Middle Ear
  • Throat (Pharyngeal) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Masses & Tumors

Surgical Treatment of Benign Head & Neck Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Genioglossus & Hyoid Advancement for Obstructive Sleep Disorders
  • Goiter (Thyroid Enlargement)
  • Laryngeal Papilloma
  • Palate Tumors
  • Paragangliomas (Glomus) Tumor on the Neck

Surgical Treatment of Head & Neck Cancers

  • Glossectomy
  • Laryngectomy
  • Lymph Node Removal
  • Maxillectomy
  • Pharyngectomy
  • Tracheotomy/Trachestomy
  • Tumor Resection

Skull Based Surgery

  • Organ Sparing Surgery
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Research Interest

  • Delivery of Antineoplastic Agents via Hydogels to Mouse Squamous Cell Carcinoma Model, 1999.
  • Positron Emission Tomography in Head and Neck Cancer, 1994-present.
  • Response of Respiratory Epithelial Cells to Chemical and Mechanical Injury, 1997-98.
  • Synergistic Effects of Acylovir and Astragalous Membranaceous against Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 in vitro, 1987.
  • Three Dimensional Evoked Potentials Arising from Human Somatosensory Nerves, 1989-91.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Flexible endoscopic diverticulotomies for bilateral Zenker’s Diverticula
Tang SJ, Myers LL. Laryngoscope August 2010 128 1553-6.
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma of the parotid gland: case report and literature review
Efune G, Sumer BS, Sarode VR, Wang H-Y, Myers LL American Journal of Otolaryngology July 2009 30 264-8
Correlation between intraoperative hypothermia and perioperative morbidity in patients with head and neck cancer
Sumer BD, Myers LL, Leach J, Truelson JM Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg July 2009 135 682-6
Changing patterns of tracheotomy use in anterior skull base surgery with free tissue reconstruction
Myers LL, Sumer BD, Lowery JE, Truelson JM, Leach JL, Sinard RJ Laryngoscope. March 2008 119 453-8
Flexible endoscopic Killian-Jamieson diverticulotomy: case report and literature review
Tang S, Tang L, Chen E, Myers LL. GI Endoscopy 2008

Honors & Awards

  • SUNY-Buffalo Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Resident Research Day - 1st Place (1998)
  • National Medical Association - Otolaryngology Section
    Resident Research Award (1997)
  • SUNY-Buffalo Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Resident Research Day - 3rd Place (1997)
  • American College of Surgeons
    Western New York Chapter ACS Resident Essay Award (1996)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • National Medical Association