Brigham Health Announces New President of Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization

Boston, MA —Giles Boland, MD, has been named as the president of the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization (BWPO), effective Sept. 1, 2020.

Boland is the Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and has served as the chair of the Department of Radiology since August 2016.

“I’m honored by the opportunity to serve as president of the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization. I look forward to working with my colleagues at Brigham Health and across the Mass General Brigham system to continue to build on the successful foundation of the BWPO,” said Boland.

“Giles has been an exemplary chair of our Department of Radiology since August of 2016. He is an experienced, talented and compassionate leader. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he takes on new opportunities with enthusiasm, collaboration and methodical attention to detail,” said Betsy Nabel, MD, president of Brigham Health. “I’m confident that he will successfully lead our Physician Organization as we move through our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and into our new normal.”

As former chair of Radiology, Boland, an internationally recognized radiologist, was responsible for the academic and operational success of a department that performs and interprets approximately 800,000 imaging exams per year, and includes over 120 attending physicians, 80 physician trainees and a large complement of technologists, nurses and support personnel.

During his time as chair, Boland focused on the delivery of cost-effective patient outcomes and made dramatic improvements in patient choice as well as access and experience. He has also achieved significant growth in the department’s research and educational portfolios, and expanded subspecialty reporting. Additionally, under Giles’ leadership, collaboration and integration with colleagues across the Mass General Brigham system has strengthened.

Boland’s areas of expertise include practice and workflow management, leadership, information technology and development of new markets. He has written countless peer-reviewed articles on these topics and has conducted numerous presentations in over 15 countries. He 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 Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2016.

Boland succeeds Allen Smith, MD, who announced in May 2020 that he would step down as president of the BWPO after 13 years.

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