Stephen Myers, MD

Dr. Stephen Myers received his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego. From there, he moved to Los Angeles to complete his internal medicine residency at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena followed by a rheumatology fellowship at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC)/Keck Hospital. He chose LAC+USC for the complexity of cases which provided him with the experience to care for a broad range of patients including the most severe presentations of rheumatologic diseases. He became a favorite among residents and medical students on the wards for his dedication to teaching and his compassionate and empathic care for patients.

Throughout his training, research has always been a constant interest for Dr. Myers. Starting as an undergraduate and continuing through medical school, he studied protein signaling pathways in autoimmune disease. During his fellowship, he turned his focus to clinical trials, studying novel therapeutics for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. He has presented his research at national and international conferences.

His areas of interest in rheumatology include rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, and myositis. He has also been trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound and joint injections.

Dr. Myers grew up in the Eastern Sierras where he started skiing and snowboarding at a young age eventually competing at a professional level. Naturally, he started surfing when he moved to southern California for his medical training. When not working, Dr. Myers enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs taking road trips, surfing, and bicycling along the beach.