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Barry A. Boilson, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Family Physician

Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Barry A. Boilson, M.D., is a board certified cardiologist with a specialty interest in Advanced Heart Failure and Rhythm Disorders of the heart. He attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland receiving his MB BaO BCh degrees and subsequently MD degree from the National University of Ireland. He has an interest in Cardiac Physiology and obtained a PhD degree in physiology from Charles University in Prague. After completing residency and cardiology training in Ireland, Dr. Boilson completed a research fellowship in stem cell biology at Mayo Clinic and further clinical fellowship training in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Dr. Boilson has a research interest in stem cell biology and the effect of heart failure on endogenous stem cells. He also has a research interest in arrhythmias in heart failure, particularly in those who have received left ventricular assist devices, and in novel techniques to detect early thrombosis in LVAD recipients.

  1. Heart transplant
  2. Left ventricular assist device implantation
  • Advanced heart failure and arrhythmia
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Cell therapy
  • Left ventricular assist device therapy
  • Management of patients with advanced-stage heart failure
  • Treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Implantable cardiac defibrillator and pacemaker management
  • Evaluation and treatment of cardiac transplant candidates and recipients
  • Care of the patient requiring mechanical cardiac support (left ventricular assist device or LVAD, and total artificial heart)
  1. 2013
    Ph.D.Charles University
  2. 2008
    MD - Doctorate in Medicine by thesisNational University of Ireland
  3. 2000
    ResidentBeaumont Hospital
  4. 1998
    InternshipBeaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  5. 1997
    MD - Medical SchoolRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  6. 1997
    MB BCh/BAO - with HonoursNational University of Ireland


  1. 2018
    Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2018
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2017
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  4. 2016
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  5. 1999
    General MedicineRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    2020 Top Performing Provider in Experiences Mayo Clinic Rochester
  2. 2013
    PhDCharles University
  3. 2013
    PhDCharles University
  4. 2013
    PhDCharles University
  5. 2008
    Finalist Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Clinical/Integrative Physiology AwardHeart Failure Society of America Scientific Session
  6. 2008
    Doctorate in Medicine by thesis (M.D.)National University of Ireland
  7. 1997
    RCSI Lyons Medal in MedicineRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  8. 1996
    Winner prize for best undergraduate oral presentationRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  9. 1996
    Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Gold MedalRoyal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
  10. 1996
    RCSI Quinn Prize in OphthalmologyRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  11. 1996
    Prize for Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation, RCSI Research DayRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Professional memberships

  1. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  2. 2010 - 2012
    MemberHeart Failure Society of America
  3. 2010 - present
    MemberHeart Rhythm Society
  4. 2008 - present
    MemberInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  5. 2006
    MemberIrish Cardiac Society
  6. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  7. 1999 - present
    MemberRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland


Research activities

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