John Boggs, M.D.
Dr. Boggs was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. With his aptitude for science, and the example of his father who was also a doctor, practicing medicine seemed like a natural choice and the best way to contribute and improve things for those around him.
Dr. Boggs completed his medical degree at the University of California San Diego in 1984 and his residency training at the University of Seattle in 1988. During his medical training, Dr. Boggs noticed that most of the really interesting and difficult cases involved infectious disease, particularly because infectious disease involves all organ systems and all parts of the body. Dr. Boggs went on to complete his fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), specializing in infectious disease.
While serving as Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Boggs was honored with the Russel V. Lee Clinical Teaching Award in 1997. Participating in a variety of leadership roles, Dr. Boggs has been Chair for the Laboratory Committee, a member of the Infection Disease Committee and Infection Control Committee, and Chair of Infection Prevention at Menlo Park Surgery Hospital. His research includes early studies of medication for HIV and studies of Tamiflu for influenza.
Before joining the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Dr. Boggs worked in the AIDS and Infection Disease Clinic at UCSF. In 1994, Dr. Boggs joined PAMF’s department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Boggs enjoys traveling with his wife and two sons, as well as hiking, cycling, tennis, and reading. Dr. Boggs shares that “Coming to work every day with great colleagues, helping patients from my community, and being part of an organization well known for their top-notch care gives me real satisfaction.”
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