President and CEO Michael Boyle shares an update on the Foundation's pledge to listen, learn, and take action against racism and discrimination.
Michael Boyle, M.D. is President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Dr. Boyle served as Senior Vice President, Therapeutics Development at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from 2015-2019. In that role, Dr. Boyle shaped the Foundation's clinical research strategy, overseeing the clinical development programs of new treatments for the CF Foundation, as well as the Foundation's Therapeutic Development Network of 92 academic research centers.
Dr. Boyle is internationally known for his clinical research and for his work to improve care for adults with CF. He served as both as an investigator in the clinical study of Kalydeco and principal investigator of the pivotal trial that led to approval of the first combination treatment, Orkambi. Dr. Boyle completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins, including a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine, before joining the medical faculty in 1999. Dr. Boyle founded the Johns Hopkins Adult CF Program -- one of the largest in the United States -- in 1999 and served as director of that center for close to two decades. Today, he is an adjunct professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, where he continues to see patients. In addition to his medical background, Dr. Boyle has completed training in non-profit management at both Johns Hopkins and Harvard.
President and CEO Michael Boyle shares a message to CF Foundation staff on racism and discrimination.
There was a clear message in today's second plenary at NACFC: no matter what role you play -- physician, scientist, person living with CF, parent, fundraiser, regulator -- it is going to take a tremendous team effort to advance new therapies as fast as possible and eventually find a cure for CF.