Giles Boland, MD, FACR, joins BWHC as chair of the Department of Radiology, effective Aug. 1.
Boland, an internationally recognized radiologist, joins BWHC from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as vice chair of Business Development, Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology, and physician director of Network Development and Referral Management in Radiology.
“Dr. Boland’s focus on the emerging health care reform agenda and on how providers can adapt their care systems to deliver better, more cost-effective patient outcomes dovetails directly and in a unique way with our strategic direction for the future,” said BWHC President Betsy Nabel, MD. “A talented and caring physician, he brings a depth of experience in patient care, research and teaching that will enrich the department and truly benefit the patients we serve.”
Boland received his medical degree from the London Hospital Medical College and completed his residency at Guy’s Hospital in London. He began his fellowship in Radiology at MGH in 1992, joining the faculty in 1994. A board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Radiology, his clinical area of expertise is abdominal imaging—primarily oncology—with interests in the liver, pancreas and adrenal gland.
While at MGH, he spearheaded several programs in his department, including The Radiology Consulting Group, which provides national and international best-practices expertise in Radiology; the Drug Development program; Teleradiology; and one of the largest academic outpatient programs in the country. He is also a co-founder of the MGH Global Health Radiology Program, which works with other MGH global health programs to address the unmet medical imaging needs and health care disparities for vulnerable and crisis-affected populations.
Boland has more than 130 publications and is associate editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. He sits on the American College of Radiology Imaging 3.0 task force, which aims at steering the practice of radiology toward the delivery of imaging appropriateness, quality, safety, efficiency and patient satisfaction.
He succeeds Steven Seltzer, MD, who announced his decision to transition from chair to faculty member in the department in July 2015.