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Patrick Boland/Memorial Sloan Kettering

Dr. Patrick “Paddy” Boland is a 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.

Dr. Boland 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.

Dr. Boland is also involved in ongoing clinical research in sacral tumors and in the assessment of quality of life in patients with metastatic bone cancer.

Born and raised in Ireland, Dr. Boland 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.

This past May, Dr. Boland received the Nobility in Science Award from the Sarcoma Foundation of America. His many friends in the Irish-American community helped raise over a million dollars for research at the gala dinner in New York. A number of Dr. Boland’s former patients, who once would have been presented with a fatal diagnosis, turned out to honor him, and highlight the importance of ongoing sarcoma research. ♦