John M. Boyce, MD

John M. Boyce, MD is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and retired in May 2015 from his position as Director of Epidemiology and Infection Control at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

He received his MD degree from University of Washington School of Medicine, completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Herman Hospital in Houston, and obtained his training in epidemiology in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

He served as an academic councilor, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and as president of SHEA in 1999. He served as hospital epidemiologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI and Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven before accepting his position at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2012.

His 40-year career in infectious diseases and healthcare epidemiology involved working on a wide variety of infections. During his time with CDC, he studied various aspects of tularemia, bubonic plague, cholera and Shigella dysentery. Areas of special interest in hospital settings included healthcare-associated MRSA, VRE, outbreak investigation, antimicrobial stewardship, environmental contamination, new technologies for environmental disinfection and hand hygiene. He was co-author of the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings, and was a member of the core group that developed the WHO Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare.  He served as a member of expert panels for the American Hospital Association, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Joint Commission.

To date, Dr. Boyce has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored 28 book chapters dealing with various aspects of infectious diseases and epidemiology. During his years as an infectious diseases attending physician, he received several awards as best teacher and research attending physician of the year.  Dr. Boyce hopes to continue to serve as a consultant on issues related to healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.