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Alice Boylan, M.D.


Dr. Boylan received her BS in Biology and Chemistry at Dickinson College, and her MD from Temple University.  She then completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  This was followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and research training at UCSF”s Cardiovascular Research Institute.  She then served on the faculty at UCSF until accepting a position in the Pulmonary Division at MUSC in 1995.

Dr. Boylan has been the principal investigator of multiple research grants with a history of 20 years of continuous funding, and has authored a number of scientific and clinical publications related to her work.  In addition she has lectured both nationally and internationally and served on multiple professional committees, most notably for the American Thoracic Society.

In addition to patient care and teaching activities, Dr. Boylan is Director of the Medical Acute and Critical Care Service Line with responsibility for the quality and safety of care for patients in Medical Wards and ICUS at MUSC.  She has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” for many years and received that designation again for 2013.  Her clinical and research interests are currently focused on the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients.  She welcomes physician consultations related to critical care.

Dr. Alice Boylan's Curriculum Vitae (*PDF Format)

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Alice Boylan, M.D.

Dr. Boylan's Interests
Critical Care Medicine
Salvage Therapies for ARDS
Patient Safety, Quality of Care in the ICU
Acute Liver Failure
Care of the Critically ill Obstetric Patients

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Boylan's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.



MUSC Telehealth Leaders Share Their Roadmap to Success

In 2017, MUSC was one of two academic health systems recognized by the federal government as a National Telehealth Center of Excellence. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) gave MUSC this designation in recognition of MUSC’s expansive breadth and depth of telehealth services, most of which are in medically underserved areas of South Carolina, a state with a high burden of chronic disease and health disparities. Three key leaders of MUSC’s telehealth program will be presenting at the Convege2Xcelerate conference taking place Oct. 22 at Columbia University in New Yok City. The conference is sponsored by Partners in Digital Health, publisher of Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, and will feature sessions on transformational technologies including blockchain, telehealth and artificial intelligence (AI).


Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence Selected as one of 12 international sites to join the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Clinical Studies Network.  Dr James and his colleagues at MUSC will collaborate with centers across the world to improve the diagnosis and management of sarcoidosis


Upcoming Events

Sarcoidosis Support Group


Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2:00- 4:00pm

Join patients and family members from across the state as we discuss the
latest news and treatments available for Sarcoidosis. This is an excellent
opportunity to network with other patients.

We're providing light refreshments so please RSVP by October 20, 2018.

Sarcoidosis Support Group Event Flyer

Hollings Cancer Center Room 120

*Valet parking will be available.


To RSVP please contact Katie Shoptaw 843-792-0373 or

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Event

Next Support Groups:

Disaster Preparedness: August 20, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00pm


Palliative Care & Emotional Support: November 12, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

Join patients and caregivers from across the state as we share information and advice about pulmonary fibrosis, breathing, transplants, research studies, and more. Guest speakers will address topics such as Disaster Preparedness and Palliative Care, and provide the latest information on research advancements and current clinical trials. Time will also be allotted to interact with fellow patients and caregivers.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Flyer

Ashley River Tower, Room 1119
25 Courtenay Drive, Charleston, SC

*Valet Parking Available


To RSVP please contact Kali Potes: 843-792-9697