AIC 2022 | AIC Presenter Bio

D. Barry Boyd, MD, MS

Dr. Boyd is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) at Yale Cancer Center and cares for patients at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Greenwich. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and an M.S from Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition. He completed his Residency and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is currently an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Senior Attending in Medical Oncology at Yale-Smilow Cancer Center Greenwich Care Center.

Dr. Boyd is a pioneer in the field of integrative cancer care, with a targeted focus on nutritional support for cancer patents. Incorporating emergent, evidence-based medical oncology with cancer-specific nutritional counseling, he combines comprehensive support for the healing process. He authored The Missing Link: Insulin and Cancer as well as numerous medical articles and reviews. His book The Cancer Recovery Plan was the first to address the link between the little understood metabolic syndrome and cancer. He developed and ran the Nutrition curriculum as well as the Integrative Medicine curriculum at the Yale School of Medicine and continues to lecture on Micronutrients and Cancer Prevention in the Genes and Development section and the Role of Energy Balance on the risk and Outcome of Cancer in the Endocrinology section of the Yale School of Medicine yearly.

Dr. Boyd’s research interests center on the interaction of vitamins and nutrients with chemotherapy insulin resistance in cancer causation, and progression and utility of nonconventional approaches, including mind body techniques (behavioral) in combination with conventional cancer treatment.