Professor & Chair
Fellowship trained in General Academic Otolaryngology

Interests: Salivary Endoscopy, Sleep Surgery, Complex Adult Airway, Thyroid Tumors, Head & Neck Tumors

Methodist University Hospital
Memphis VA Medical Center

Office: 408 910 MADISON BUILDING
MEMPHIS TN 381632242
Tel: (901) 272-6051

My Current CV

Bio Statement

M. Boyd Gillespie is Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at UT-Memphis. He is a 1990 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Davidson College with a BA in Classics He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1994, and completed a residency in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins, followed by a one year fellowship in general academic otolaryngology. In 2004, Dr. Gillespie received a Masters in Clinical Research from the MUSC Department of Biometry and Epidemiology. He is board certified in both Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine.

During his professional career, Dr. Gillespie has focused on the care of patients with head and neck cancer, thyroid tumors, voice and airway disorders, swallowing disorders, and sleep apnea. He was one of the first 4 surgeons in the United States to perform endoscopic salivary surgery and is currently the busiest endoscopic salivary surgeon in the U.S. Dr. Gillespie was involved in the education and training of many of the surgeons in the U.S. who currently perform endoscopic salivary surgery. He is currently writing a textbook on salivary gland-preservation surgery that will be published by Springer in 2016. He has published over 120 academic papers including one published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2014 on hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy for sleep apnea. He has been an invited guest professor at numerous institutions including Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Emory, Georgetown, the University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, and Oxford. Dr. Gillespie has received over 1 million dollars in research funding over the course of his career. He was inducted as an honorary member of the German Society of Otolaryngology in 2013, and in 2014 received the Presidential Citation from the American Head and Neck Society and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has served as question writer and oral examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology. He serves on national committees on head and neck cancer, evidence-based medicine, and sleep apnea, and is currently an associate editor for JAMA Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Gillespie lives in midtown Memphis with his wife Charlotte, and their three children. He enjoys international travel and surgery and has participated in humanitarian missions to Africa and Latin America. He looks forward to being an integral part of the UT-Memphis and Methodist healthcare system.

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