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Giles W.L. Boland, MD, President of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization; Executive Vice President, Mass General Brigham

Giles WL Boland, MDGiles W.L. Boland, MD, is President of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO) and executive vice president at Mass General Brigham. He is a radiologist by training and is also the Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.

The BWPO is a faculty practice plan of more than 1800 physicians. As president of the BWPO, Dr. Boland directs the strategic work of the organization and leads a number of priorities, playing a key role on the Brigham’s leadership team.

Working with the 15 department chairs at the Brigham, Dr. Boland guides key operational activities of the BWPO including finance, ambulatory operations, business and network development, information technology infrastructure and decision support, quality and compliance, as well as wellbeing and professionalism efforts.

Additionally, Dr. Boland serves as an institutional leader in advancing and affirming the Brigham’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by partnering closely with the department chairs, and serving as a co-executive sponsor of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Health Equity, and Community Health Advisory Committee.

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 as of Sept. 1, 2020.

Dr. Boland’s focus is on the delivery of cost-effective patient outcomes, which drives his interests to include practice and workflow re-design and management, quality and safety, leadership, information technology (especially those that improve outcomes), the patient experience, patient and employee wellness and development of new markets and system integration. He has written numerous peer-reviewed articles on these topics and has conducted over 200 national and international presentations on these issues. He is the past president of the Society of Abdominal Radiology.


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