Debra Boyer MD

Debra Boyer, MD

Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-1900
  • Fax: 617-730-0752

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Vascular Anomalies

Departments

  • Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases

Programs

  • Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Vascular Anomalies Center
  • General Pulmonary Program
  • Lung Transplant Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-1900

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate School

University of Pennsylvania, 1991

Philadelphia, PA

Medical School

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1995

New York, NY

Internship

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1995-1996

Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1996-1998

Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Children's Hospital of Boston, 1999-2002

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Publications

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  1. Moore PE, Boyer D, O'Connor MG, Baker CD, Rettig JS, Sterni L, Halbower A, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Pediatric Chronic Home Invasive Ventilation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jul; 13(7):1170-2.
  2. Boyer D, Pittman JE, Dy FJ, Arunachalam A, Dweik RA, Abman SH, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun; 13(6):967-9.
  3. Boyer D, Thomson CC, Cohen R, Rao D, Dell S, Rayment J, Wang R, Dy FJ, Wambach J, Tam-Williams J, Simon D, Price E, Oermann CM, Singh A, Rettig JS, Duncan ED, Baker CD, Liptzin DR, Moore PE. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun; 13(6):955-66.
  4. Miloslavsky EM, Boyer D, Winn AS, Stafford DE, McSparron JI. Fellows as Teachers: Raising the Educational Bar. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr; 13(4):465-8.
  5. Dy FJ, Midyat L, Wong WY, Boyer D. Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Ciliary Beat Pattern/Frequency, Role of Molecular Analysis in the Diagnosis, and Neonatal Distress. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar 15; 193(6):689-91.
  6. Hayden L, Boyer D, Hysinger EB, Moore PE, Faro A, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Dec; 12(12):1873-5.
  7. Boyer D, Nevin M, Thomson CC, Sanders DB, Alexiou S, Goldfarb SB, Nicholas JL, Thacker PG, Coverstone AM, Faro A, Cheng G, Majid A, Moore PE. ATS Core Curriculum 2015: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Nov; 12(11):1688-96.
  8. Schoettler M, Elisofon SA, Kim HB, Blume ED, Rodig N, Boyer D, Neufeld EJ, Grace RF. Treatment and outcomes of immune cytopenias following solid organ transplant in children. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Feb; 62(2):214-218.
  9. Chaudry G, Guevara CJ, Rialon KL, Kerr C, Mulliken JB, Greene AK, Fishman SJ, Boyer D, Alomari AI. Safety and efficacy of bleomycin sclerotherapy for microcystic lymphatic malformation. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2014 Dec; 37(6):1476-81.
  10. Kesselheim JC, Sun P, Woolf AD, London WB, Boyer D. Balancing education and service in graduate medical education: data from pediatric trainees and program directors. Acad Med. 2014 Apr; 89(4):652-7.
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  12. Yimlamai D, Freiberger DA, Gould A, Zhou J, Boyer D. Pretransplant six-minute walk test predicts peri- and post-operative outcomes after pediatric lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2013 Feb; 17(1):34-40.
  13. Misra MV, Mullen MP, Vargas SO, Kim HB, Boyer D. Bilateral lung transplant for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia in a pediatric patient. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Dec; 16(8):E364-7.
  14. Benden C, Danziger-Isakov LA, Astor T, Aurora P, Bluemchen K, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Michaels MG, Mogayzel PJ, Mueller C, Parakininkas D, Oberkfell D, Solomon M, Boehler A. Variability in immunization guidelines in children before and after lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2007 Dec; 11(8):882-7.
  15. Boyer D, Vargas SO, Slattery D, Rivera-Sanchez YM, Colin AA. Churg-Strauss syndrome in children: a clinical and pathologic review. Pediatrics. 2006 Sep; 118(3):e914-20.
  16. Boyer DM. Evaluation and management of a child with a pleural effusion. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2005 Jan; 21(1):63-8.
  17. Pier GB, Boyer D, Preston M, Coleman FT, Llosa N, Mueschenborn-Koglin S, Theilacker C, Goldenberg H, Uchin J, Priebe GP, Grout M, Posner M, Cavacini L. Human monoclonal antibodies to Pseudomonas aeruginosa alginate that protect against infection by both mucoid and nonmucoid strains. J Immunol. 2004 Nov 1; 173(9):5671-8.
  18. Lee EY, Vargas SO, Sawicki GS, Boyer D, Grant FD, Voss SD. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of bronchus in a pediatric patient: (18)F-FDG PET findings. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Dec; 37(12):1278-82.
  19. Danziger-Isakov LA, Worley S, Arrigain S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB, Michaels MG, Michelson P, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Solomon M, Visner G, Sweet S, Faro A. Increased mortality after pulmonary fungal infection within the first year after pediatric lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Jun; 27(6):655-61.
  20. Benden C, Faro A, Worley S, Arrigain S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Solomon M, Visner G, Sweet SC, Danziger-Isakov LA. Minimal acute rejection in pediatric lung transplantation--does it matter? Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Jun; 14(4):534-9.
  21. Danziger-Isakov LA, Worley S, Michaels MG, Arrigain S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Solomon M, Visner G, Sweet S, Faro A. The risk, prevention, and outcome of cytomegalovirus after pediatric lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2009 May 27; 87(10):1541-8.
  22. Boyer D, Westra SJ, Kinane TB, Stone JR. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 3-2007. A 3-year-old boy with recurrent episodes of respiratory insufficiency. N Engl J Med. 2007 Jan 25; 356(4):398-407.
  23. Ranganathan K, Worley S, Michaels MG, Arrigan S, Aurora P, Ballmann M, Boyer D, Conrad C, Eichler I, Elidemir O, Goldfarb S, Mallory GB, Mogayzel PJ, Parakininkas D, Solomon M, Visner G, Sweet SC, Faro A, Danziger-Isakov L. Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin decreases the risk of cytomegalovirus infection but not disease after pediatric lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Oct; 28(10):1050-6.
  24. Danziger-Isakov LA, Faro A, Sweet S, Michaels MG, Aurora P, Mogayzel PJ, Mallory GB, Boyer DM, Rice TB, DelaMorena M, DeBaun MR. Variability in standard care for cytomegalovirus prevention and detection in pediatric lung transplantation: survey of eight pediatric lung transplant programs. Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Dec; 7(6):469-73.
  25. Boyer D, Barsky E, Papantonakis CM, Pittman J, Ren CL, Esther CR, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Diagnostic Evaluation of Infants with Recurrent or Persistent Wheezing. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Nov; 13(11):2057-2059.
  26. Toprak D, Midyat L, Freiberger D, Boyer D, Fynn-Thompson F, Visner G. Outcomes of mechanical support in a pediatric lung transplant center. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Oct 27.
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