Deborah L. Myers, MD, of North Kingstown, director of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been selected to serve on the FDA Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices for use in the obstetrics and gynecology and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. Each committee consists of experts with recognized expertise and judgment in a specific field. Members have the training and experience necessary to evaluate information objectively and to interpret its significance.
A graduate of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, Dr. Myers earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed a combined medical-surgical internship at Rhode Island Hospital, a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital, and a fellowship in urogynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Connecticut.
Dr. Myers is an acknowledged national and international leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and a past president of American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS). She currently serves on the executive board of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and is the co-principal investigator of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Pelvic Floor Disorders Network at Women & Infants and Brown University.
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