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Dennis J. Boyle MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dennis Boyle has been involved in the communications field for fifteen years. He started as Bayer Facilitator in 1990’s. Since that time he has done workshops to over 5000 providers in Colorado and at events across the country. He has developed his own interactive workshops on a variety of communications issues, including ER team building, death and dying, and human factors training in the OR setting.

Over the same time period he has been involved in the University of Colorado’s Foundations of Doctoring and is presently the associate director of this innovative program teaching 320 medical students physician /patient communication yearly.

Over the last 5 years he has been a risk manager at the COPIC medical liability company and speaks and coaches across the state on the topic of disclosing errors and other communication and malpractice issues. Most recently he was elected to the Academy of medical Educators. Finally he is an academic Rheumatologist at Denver Health and Hospitals.


1979-1981  Fellowship - University of Colorado Denver, Denver Colorado
1976-1978  Residency - University of Illinois - Chicago, Illinois
1975-1976  Internship - San Francisco General Hospital - San Francisco, California
Medical School  Temple University School of Medicine - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Assistant Professor of Medicine - University of Colorado Denver,
Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO

 2000-2002      Emergency Room Attending - Rose Medical Center, Denver, CO
 1981-2000      Private Practice Internal Medicine - Lutheran Medical Center Wheat Ridge, CO





 1992-1997      Medical Director of Disability - Public Employees Retirement Association
 1995-1998      Medical Director of Managed Care and Utilization Management - Lutheran Medical 
 1993-1995      President of the CPPO Board - Lutheran Medical Center
 1983-1985      First Chairman of Ethics committee - Lutheran Medical Center 



Description in a couple of paragraphs about research interests and/or clinical:

My main interest is in doctor-patient communication.  I have worked extensively
with the Foundations of Medicine program over the last seven years teaching medical students
effective and empathetic communication.  In addition I have been a national speaker on issues
such as communication and dealing with difficult patients.  I have also worked with 
Copic Insurance Company on their physician education program on the same issues.