Title: Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Rheumatology
Company: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Dr. Linda Kay Myers, Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Rheumatology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in rheumatology.
From witnessing her father excel as a physician, Dr. Myers obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1978 from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, with which she also pursued a fellowship. She also completed a residency at the Saint Louis Children’s Hospital in affiliation with the Washington University School of Medicine. With more than 30 years of experience in pediatric rheumatology to her credit, she has excelled as a professor of pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 1985. Additionally, she serves Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates P.C. in Cordova, Tennessee. In her research, Dr. Myers is currently working on the receptor LAIR-1 to see if it can be exploited to “cure” or help those living with arthritis.
Noted as the first board-certified pediatric rheumatologist in Tennessee, Dr. Myers is also designated as a master by the American College of Rheumatology. Distinguished for her expertise, she was the recipient of the President’s Award of the Rheumatology Society in 2018, along with a $1.67 million grant for research into autoimmune arthritis. She attributes her success to a mixture of support from her parents and teachers, including Dr. Willard Pate, Dr. Andrew Kang and Dr. James Keating. To remain aware of her industry, Dr. Myers maintains her affiliation with the American Association of Immunologists, the American College of Rheumatology, the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation and the Southern Society for Pediatric Research.
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