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About Joshua A. Boys, MD

Joshua Boys, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon who treats people with cancer of the lung and esophagus, chest wall tumors and mediastinal tumors. He performs lung transplantations and also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and achalasia (i.e. an esophagus disorder that makes it difficult for food to pass into the stomach).

Dr. Boys's work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Transplantation and Annals of Surgery. He has also authored several book chapters.

Dr. Boys completed fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He did his general surgery residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, where he was chief resident and received the USC Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award. Dr. Boys earned his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is board certified in surgery.

He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

In his free time, Dr. Boys enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, hiking and playing soccer.

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For more information, see Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Residency

  • University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Esophageal Disorder (Achalasia)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Lung Transplantation
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted