Florida Atlantic University Appoints Phillip M. Boiselle, MD, as Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine


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Phillip M. Boiselle, MD

Phillip M. Boiselle, MD

Florida Atlantic University has named Phillip M. Boiselle, MD, as the new Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Dr. ­Boiselle, who currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, and is a member of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will assume his role as Dean effective in January 2017.

Spearheading the University's College of Medicine, Dr. Boiselle is poised to build upon the success of the college’s innovative medical student education program and to expand its graduate medical education program in partnership with a consortium of five Palm Beach County hospitals. He also will oversee and build upon the college’s research focus areas, including neuroscience and healthy aging: two of the key pillars of research strength in the University’s strategic plan.

Experience and Research Focus

Dr. Boiselle’s research focuses on the application of advanced airway imaging methods, including three-dimensional external reconstruction and internal “virtual” bronchoscopic techniques, to a variety of benign and malignant airway disorders. He has achieved international recognition as an innovator in his field, which has led to significant external research support through National Institutes of Health funding.

His clinical expertise and innovations in noninvasive airway imaging have been achieved by successfully combining his translational research and teaching in this area to enhance the ability of radiologists to diagnose a variety of central airway abnormalities noninvasively with computed tomography (CT) with similar accuracy to conventional bronchoscopy. Dr. Boiselle also served as an investigator for the National Cancer Institute–funded National Lung Screening Trial, a randomized control trial that was the first to demonstrate the ability of CT screening to reduce lung cancer mortality. Since the completion of this trial, he has played a national role in guiding the successful implementation of high-quality lung cancer screening in community and academic settings.

In May 2012, Dr. Boiselle was appointed Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs at Harvard Medical School. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the Society of Thoracic Radiology, the Fleischner Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Roentgen Ray Society, among others.

Dr. Boiselle has published numerous educational and research articles, as well as five textbooks, including “Case Review: Thoracic Imaging,” a resource for resident exam preparation that has been translated into several different languages. He also has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging since 2009.

Dr. Boiselle graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently underwent radiology residency training at Yale University, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in thoracic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following his fellowship, he was appointed Director of Thoracic CT and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Temple University. Later, he joined the staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as the Director of Thoracic Imaging and as Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. In this role, he developed and led a nationally recognized division that also was highly valued locally for its emphasis on quality and safety. This emphasis led to his subsequent appointment as Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, a role in which he led a variety of initiatives to improve safety, productivity, quality, and efficiency. ■



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