Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 – 2014

Patrick J. Boland, M.D./Memorial Sloan Kettering

Dr. Paddy Boland is a full-time, senior member of the Orthopedic Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he specializes in the management of malignant and benign tumors of the bones, including those of the spine and pelvis, and in soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities. He also has special training in limb salvage surgery – that is the removal of the limb cancers while preserving a functional extremity.

Together with colleagues from neurosurgery, diagnostic radiology, and radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering, he has extensive experience in the treatment of primary and metastatic tumors of the spine. Over the years, he has developed a special interest in the management of tumors of the sacrum.

Paddy is involved in extensive research activities, including on-going clinical research in sacral tumors and in the assessment of quality of life in patients with metastatic bone cancer.

He has also authored and co-authored chapters and scientific papers on surgery for tumors of the extremities and the spine. Born and raised in Ireland, Paddy is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in England, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.