Boyce James sqcr
Professor and Medical Director


Clinical Subspecialty and Area(s) of Interest

·         Difficult Airway Management

·         Clinical Anesthesia

·         Head & Neck

Education and Degrees

·         University of Toronto, Medical Doctor, 1966

·         St. Joseph's Hospital, Internship, 1967

·         Kingston General Hospital, Anesthesiology Residency, 1974

·         Kingston General Hospital, Intensive Care Medicine Fellowship, 1975

·         Hotel Dieu Hospital, Internal Medicine Fellowship, 1975

·         Queen's University, Pharmacology Research Fellow, 1976

Awards and Honors

·         Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

·         Top 10 Best Teachers, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

·         Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award

Professional Societies

·         American Society of Anesthesiologists

·         Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors

·         Canadian Medical Association

·         Christian Medical & Dental Society

·         International Anesthesia Research Society

Recent Publications (in last 5 years)

·         Boyce JR, Ness T, Castroman P, Gleysteen JJ. A preliminary study of the optimal anesthesia positioning for the morbidly obese patient. Obes Surg. 2003 Feb;13(1):4-9.

·         Boyce JR, Peters GE. Complete vasomotor collapse: an unusual manifestation of the carotid sinus reflex. Anesthesiology. 2003 May;98(5):1285-7

·         Boyce JR, Waite PD, Louis PJ, Ness TJ. Transnasal jet ventilation is a useful adjunct to teach fibreoptic intubation: a preliminary report. Can J Anaesth. 2003 Dec;50(10):1056-60.

·         Boyce JR:  Poor Man's LMA: An alternative approach to the patient who is difficult to mask ventilate. California Society of Anesthesiologists Bulletin 2004;53:73-5.

·         Boyce JR, Peters GE, Carroll WR, Magnuson JS, McCrory A, Boudreaux AM.  Preemptive vessel dilator cricothyrotomy aids in the management of upper airway obstruction. Can J Anaesth. 2005 Aug-Sep;52(7):765-9