Gerard Boyle, MD


Gerard Boyle, MD
Department: Pediatric Cardiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Gerard Boyle, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Gerard Boyle, MD, is the Medical Director of Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Services at Cleveland Clinic. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Dr. Boyle’s areas of specialization are pediatric heart transplantation and congestive heart failure. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub-specialty Board of Pediatric Cardiology.

Dr. Boyle received his medical degree with Distinction in Research from the State University of New York, College of Medicine, Brooklyn. He completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and subsequently advanced to Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Boyle has been a consultant to hospitals in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Cardiac Life Support[NU1] .

His research has been extensively published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has been listed as Best Doctor in America (2003-Present) and among America’s Top Cardiologists since 2006. Dr. Boyle is a member of numerous national and international professional societies, including the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America, the International Pediatric Transplant Society, the American Society of Transplantation and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, among others. Regionally, he is a member of the Northern Ohio Pediatric society and serves on the board of trustees of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Boyle is a Founding Board Member of Flying Horse Farms Camp in Mt Gilead, Ohio. The camp is a member of the Association of Hole-in-the-Wall camps, founded by Paul Newman. This association is a family of camps around the world built specifically to serve terminally ill and medically fragile children.  The Flying Horse Farms Camp is the first Association camp in the Mid-West.  Dr. Boyle served as the first Medical Director of the camp from 2005-2010, during its build and start-up phase.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the camp. 

Professional Highlights

  • Member of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study Group
  • Board of Trustees, Ohio Chapter, American College of Cardiology 2006-2010
  • Medical Advisory Board of LifeBanc 2005-Present

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pediatric Cardiology
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Residency - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Internship - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical School - State University of New York- Brooklyn College of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY USA
Undergraduate - Saint Francis College
Brooklyn Heights, NY USA


  • Pediatrics- Pediatric Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Pediatric Congestive Heart Failure, Pediatric Heart Transplantation, Pediatric VAD's, Berlin Heart, PLE, PTLD

Awards & Honors

  • Medical Degree with Distinction in Research, 1987  
  • Best Doctors in America, 2003-Present    
  • Best Doctors in Cleveland, 2006-Present
  • America’s Top Cardiologists, 2006-Present 



  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio

Treatment & Services

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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