Recognized yearly from 1994 to 2010 in The Best Doctors in America, Dr. Gary Epler is a pulmonary consultant at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as a clinical associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. For 15 years, he chaired the Department of Medicine at New England Baptist Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from Tulane University and his Master’s in public health from Harvard University.
Dr. Epler is world-renowned for describing the lung disorder bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP), which spurred international research and study. He has published books about occupational lung diseases, written more than 100 scientific articles, and presented some 300 lectures and seminars worldwide.
In addition to his clinical and research work, Dr. Epler strives to educate. He became editor-in-chief of an internet-based educational program in critical care and pulmonary medicine, offered by the American College of Chest Physicians. Business Week acclaimed him for his development of e-health educational programs that enable patients to manage their health and diseases. He frequently speaks on radio and television programs as an expert.
Active in his community, Dr. Epler has coached soccer, hockey, basketball, and baseball. He lives in the greater Boston area with his wife Joan and his two sons.