Patrick Boland has been an Attending Surgeon on the Orthopaedic Service, Department of Surgery, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for more than 30 years. Born in Co. Meath, he grew up on a farm. The family also had a country pub, and he worked in both.
Dr. Boland is a graduate of University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science. He completed residency training in both General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hammersmith and Middlesex Hospitals in London, and the Peter Bent Brigham and Children’s Hospitals in Boston. His training in musculoskeletal oncology included 18 months as a Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Boland is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in both General Surgery and in Orthopaedics. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Management of primary benign, primary malignant sarcomas, and metastatic malignant musculoskeletal tumors in both children and adults has been the focus of his practice. He developed a special clinical and research interest in sacral tumors over the years, founding the Select International Sacro-Pelvic Tumor Study Group. Dr. Boland has co-authored 150 peer review articles and book chapters.
He was privileged to receive Honorary Fellowships in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2018), and the Royal College of Physicians of London (2013). Dr. Boland was particularly proud to receive the prestigious Willet F. Whitmore Award for Clinical Excellence at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2012. ♦