“The administration at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has created a culture of caring professionals that make one want to be part of this endeavor,” says Dr. Gerald Boyles, anesthesiologist at CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center. “I decided to join CTCA because I appreciate the dedication of the staff to the patients’ well-being and comfort.”
After graduating from Baylor University in Waco, TX, Dr. Boyles earned a medical degree in 1975 at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in Little Rock, AR.
After his internship at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Dr. Boyles served as a family physician in a rural town for two years.
In an effort to have more time with his family, he became an emergency physician for seven years at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO and National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, AR.
In 1985, Dr. Boyles completed an anesthesia residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 1986, he completed a fellowship in obstetrical and pediatric anesthesia at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. That same year, Dr. Boyles became chief of the department of anesthesiology at Conway Regional Medical Center in Arkansas.
Since moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1995, Dr. Boyles has been an attending anesthesiologist at several Tulsa hospitals. In 2009, Dr. Boyles was honored as one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists.
As an anesthesiologist at CTCA, Dr. Boyles provides care before, during, and after surgery, and seeks to calm any anxiety that patients may be feeling. “My overall goals for my patients are to relieve their fears regarding surgery, to provide exemplary care for them, and to provide for their comfort during and after their procedure,” says Dr. Boyles.
Dr. Boyles is married and has two granddaughters, “who are a delight to me,” he says.