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Joshua A. Boyce 

Joshua BoyceJoshua A. Boyce, M.D., a recognized expert in the field of immunology with an emphasis on asthma, graduated from Skidmore College in 1981 with a dual major in biology and chemistry.  He received his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he completed his residency in pediatrics and served as chief pediatric resident.  He went on to Massachusetts General Hospital for specialty training in pediatric pulmonology, then to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for further training in allergy and immunology. 

In 1996, he joined the staff of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He was named an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in 1998 and associate professor in 2004.

He provides patient care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Partners Asthma Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital/Mass General Hospital for Children.  

Boyce is currently co-director of the Inflammation and Allergic Disease Research Section in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  His laboratory has made several notable discoveries. In addition to being widely published, he is a frequent speaker at national and international seminars. He has received continuous research funding from the National Institutes of Health as well as private foundations.  Boyce has received a number of awards for his research accomplishments. He is the chairman of the National Institutes of Health Expert Panel for the development of guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy.

Boyce has returned to campus to speak to classes in the sciences and has employed several Skidmore graduates as research technicians. He has also hosted multiple Skidmore undergraduates for summer laboratory internships.