University of Maryland
Thoracic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco - Surgery
University of California, San Francisco - Surgery
University of California, San Francisco - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Steven W. Boyce, MD is an internationally-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and one of the most experienced in the country, having performed over 12,500 major cardiac operations.

Dr. Boyce received his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins, his medical degree from the University of Maryland, and completed his internship and residency in surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his chief residency in cardiothoracic surgery and fellowship in cardiac transplantation at UCLA. Following a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School, he moved to Washington, DC.

Dr. Boyce has been instrumental in the development of the field of mechanical circulatory assist devices, in particular, mini left ventricular assist devices, also known as LVADs. He has been an investigator in more than 92 clinical trials, including HeartWare’s ADVANCE and ENDURANCE trial. He has authored over 136 peer-reviewed papers. He is also the Founder of For many years, Dr. Boyce has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America”, “America’s Top Surgeons” and a Washingtonian “Top Doctor”.

His philosophy of care focuses on optimal patient clinical outcomes and their spiritual well-being.