RLI Taking the Lead Podcasts

Episode 30: Giles W. Boland, MD, FACR

Leading Innovation

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January 21, 2021

In this episode, host Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, and guest Giles W. Boland MD, FACR, discuss Dr. Boland’s fascinating, multi-continental, non-traditional journey from his early days in Scotland and South Africa, to completing medical school and residency in London, to his current role as President of the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization.

As former Chair of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and vice chair for business development and founding member and principal of the radiology consulting group at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Boland has been a pioneer in driving cost effective patient care through practice and workflow redesign quality improvement, outcome enhancing information technologies, patient, and employee wellness, new market development and systems integration.

You will be inspired by the profound influence his father had in Dr. Boland’s lifetime commitment to innovation and challenging the status quo, the important role mentors have played in his career and by his work ethic, positive outlook and sense of adventure.

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Giles W. Boland, MD, FACR

Dr. Giles Boland is President of the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization. He is a radiologist by training and is also the Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and the Chair of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Boland received his medical degree at the London Hospital Medical College, London University, and completed his residency at Guy’s Hospital, London. In 1992 he began his fellowship in Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and joined the faculty in 1994 before moving to BWH as Chair of Radiology in 2016 and President of the BWPO from 2020.

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Did You Know?

Dr. Boland has been married for 38 years. He and his wife have 4 children and 1 grandchild.

He loves to run and did the Boston Marathon in 2019.

Dr. Boland’s favorite place he’s visited is Africa.

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