Michael F. Myers

Michael F. Myers


Dr. Myers is the Director of the Marital Therapy Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. He graduated in medicine from the University of Western Ontario in 1966 and did residencies at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Wayne State University (Detroit General Hospital), and the University of British Columbia. Since completing his residency training in 1973, he has taught half-time and been in private practice half-time. He is board certified in Psychiatry by both the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Dr. Myers is the author of six books: Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss (with Carla Fine) (Gotham Books/Penguin, 2006); The Handbook of Physician Health (with Larry Goldman, MD and Leah Dickstein, MD) (American Medical Association, Chicago, 2000); Intimate Relationships in Medical School: How to Make Them Work (Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks CA, 2000); How’s Your Marriage? A Book for Men and Women(American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., Washington, DC, 1998); Doctors’ Marriages: A Look at the Problems and Their Solutions (Second Edition, Plenum, New York, 1994); Men and Divorce (Guilford, New York, 1989). His publications also include over 100 articles, book chapters, and book reviews and 8 videotapes covering a range of topics: marital therapy, men and reproductive technology, divorce, health concerns of medical students, psychiatric illness in physicians and their loved ones, boundary crossing in the doctor-patient relationship, suicide, sexual assault of women and men, AIDS, the stigma of illness, and gender issues in training and medical practice.

At this time, Dr. Myers serves on the Board of Directors of the Robert E. Jones Foundation (a benevolent society for families of ill physicians) of the American Psychiatric Association and the Editorial Board of American Psychiatric Publishing Inc. He is on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and The Journal of Men’s Studies. From 1997-2000, he served on the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association and from 2000-2001 he was President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Myers is a specialist in physician health. He is the founder and co-chair of the Section on Physician Health of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center on Physician Health of the Canadian Medical Association. With the support of the Committee on Physician Health, Illness, and Impairment of the American Psychiatric Association (of which he is a member), he has produced an educational videotape for medical students, physicians, and their families called “Physicians Living With Depression” (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC, 1996). His videotape “When Physicians Die By Suicide: Reflections of Those They Leave Behind” won the 1999 APA Psychiatric Services Award. For his advocacy efforts, Dr. Myers received the 2002 CAIR (Canadian Association of Interns and Residents) Resident Well-Being Award.

Dr. Myers lectures widely throughout North America and Europe on these subjects.


Michael F. Myers
Carla Fine