Gary R. Epler, M.D.

Internationally Known Harvard Medical School Professor

Gary Epler

Dr. Gary Epler is an internationally known Harvard Medical School professor and thought leader in health, fitness, nutrition and people-centered leadership. He is an award-winning author and has impacted the lives of people throughout the world through his speaking engagements, books, and teaching. He has been called upon by individuals from around the globe who have a rare lung disease that he discovered. Dr. Epler is a successful serial entrepreneur. He has been founder and CEO of three companies that include a biotech company, a nutraceutical company, and the current medical consulting company. He is a sought-after speaker, addressing audiences about health, fitness, nutrition, and leadership.

Dr. Epler has been recognized yearly since 1994 in The Best Doctors in America. He believes personalized health empowers people. He has written four health books in the critically acclaimed “You’re the Boss” series about people taking charge of their health including Manage Your Disease, BOOP, Asthma, and Food: You’re the Boss. Dr. Epler’s new book, Fuel for Life: Level-10 Energy is about living a high-energy life filled with enjoyment and creativity.

Dr. Epler discovered the treatable lung disorder bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). He found a new parasite in South America, chronicled the nutritional needs of North African children, and managed the tuberculosis refugee program in Southeast Asia. Dr. Epler was Chief of Medicine at the New England Baptist Hospital for 15 years. In addition to conducting clinical and research work, Dr. Epler strives to educate. He has written more than 110 scientific reports and given hundreds of seminars and lectures throughout the world. He became editor-in-chief of an internet-based educational program in critical care and pulmonary medicine offered by the American College of Chest Physicians. Business Week acclaimed him for his development of e-health educational programs that enable patients to manage their health and diseases. Dr. Epler was recognized as one of Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Town.” He is active in the community. He coached soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, and club baseball at Boston College. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Joan.