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Barry Boyd, M.D.
With 23 as a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist and a Master's degree in nutritional biochemistry, Dr. Boyd has a recognized specialization in cancer treatment and recovery. Dr. Boyd is a pioneer in the field of integrative cancer care with a targeted focus on nutritional support for cancer patients. Incorporating emergent evidence-based medical oncology with cancer specific nutritional counseling he combines comprehensive support for the healing process.

Dr. Boyd enrolled in the Institute for Human Nutrition at Columbia University and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his fellowship in HematologyOncology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York. Dr. Boyd is presently an attending physician at Greenwich Hospital – Yale Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Boyd is an assistant clinical professor at the Yale University School of Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Boyd was recruited to develop and direct the Nutrition and Integrative Medicine Curricula at Yale University School of Medicine which he directed through 2012. He continues as a lecturer in the Cancer Module in the second year, on Cancer Nutrition. In 2010, he was appointed Director of Cancer Nutrition for the Yale Health System and is developing a Center for Cancer Nutrition Education, in affiliation with the Yale Smilow Cancer Survivorship Program, devoted to providing standard of care, evidence-based nutrition guidelines for cancer patients at every stage in their disease, provide educational programs for health care providers as well as develop a clinical research program in cancer nutrition.

Dr. Boyd is founding president of The Integrative Cancer Care Research Foundation and a board member of Environment and Human Health, Inc., a nonprofit organization made up of physicians and public health professionals dedicated to the purpose of protecting public health from environmental harms. Dr. Boyd has also recently published a book entitled, The Cancer Recovery Plan.

Entries by Barry Boyd, M.D.

Obituary: The Passing of the Physician Healer

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 12:22 PM

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of the physician healer. While there was no exact date provided, it was believed that his death occurred sometime during 2013. This was preceded by a long illness that began in the 1970s and appears to finally have taken...

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Show Us the Costs Please!

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 2:39 PM


How to Save Billions in Health Care Without Even Trying

With the roll out of Affordable Health Care, increasing attention has been focused on the dramatic rise in health care costs. In addition to being a necessity...

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Common Drugs That Can Change Cancer Survival NOW

(3) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 2:06 PM

A recent New York Magazine front page headline, "The Cancer Drug Racket," highlighted an investigative report (1) about the increasing costs of cancer drugs in America. This article describes the anger felt by Leonard Saltz, director of G.I. Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, when he was asked to approve...

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On the Origins of Cancer in the Paradox of Good Health

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 11:01 AM

A recent New York Times article, "In Sickness and in Health: A Wedding in the Shadows of Cancer," struck a particularly sensitive chord. It profiled the courageous journey of two of my patients, a husband with advanced pancreatic cancer and his wife with metastatic breast cancer and their...

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Soy: Is It Bad for Me?

(9) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:35 PM

I get this question almost daily from my breast cancer patients. People are understandably confused. As is the case with other foods, as research evolves, there are changing messages disseminated about their impact on health matters.

So, what information compels you to make decisions in life? The story about soy...

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