Gary R. Epler

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Dr. Gary Epler
Chico, California, USA
  • Tulane University School of Medicine (MD)
  • Harvard University School of Public Health (MPH)
Known forDiscovery of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia and Eplerian Philosophy
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarvard Medical School

Gary Epler is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, author, and speaker.[1]


Epler entered Tulane University School of Medicine in 1967 where he was a class officer and president of the Student American Medical Association (SAMA).[2][3] During his second year, he established an evening clinic in New Orleans 9th Ward. He did his internal medicine internship at Harlem Hospital in New York City.[citation needed] From 1972 to 1974, he served in the United States Public Health Service in the Tuberculosis Branch as a Lieutenant Commander medical officer stationed in Hawaii; National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Epler was the Indian Health Service physician at Eagle Butte, South Dakota and the Area Project Director of a Nutritional Study in Upper Volta, Africa.[4] He completed his internal medicine residency and pulmonary fellowship at the University Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 1978.[5] He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine.[6][7]

Professional and academic career[edit]

Epler was an Associate Clinical Professor at Boston University and has been an Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medicinal School since 1998.[4] He was Visiting Professor at Kyoto University School of Medicine in Kyoto, Japan. He was the team pulmonary physician for the Boston Celtics NBA basketball team.[8] He was the Course Director for a NIOSH Industrial Spirometry Program. He was a consultant for the Social Security Administration (SSA) Disability Panel in Baltimore, Maryland.[8] He was Editor-in-Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Update Program for the American College of Chest Physicians. He was an editorial review for the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), American Journal of Epidemiology, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He was the President of the Massachusetts Thoracic Society and the President of the New England American College of Chest Physicians.[citation needed]

He is the author of the “You’re the Boss” series and A Medical Doctor’s Guide to Live Your Best Life”.[3][9]

He was Chairman, Department of Medicine at the New England Baptist Hospital from 1983 to 1998 where he was a Board Member, Medical Executive Committee member, credential committee member and Chairman of the Clinical Investigation Committee.[3]

He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Joan.[3]

Research and career[edit]

Dr. Gary Epler did research on the Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia which is inflammatory bronchiolitis obliterans with patchy organizing pneumonia[10] and may be referred to as Epler’s pneumonia.[11]


  • Diseases of the Bronchioles (1994).[12]
  • Clinics in Chest Medicine (1992).[13]
  • You’re the Boss: Manage Your Disease[14][15][16]
  • BOOP: You’re the Boss.[17]
  • Good Thoughts Podcast.[18]
  • Asthma: You’re the Boss.[19]
  • Food: You’re the Boss.[20]
  • Ignite Your Life.[21]
  • Fuel For life Level-10 Energy[22]
  • Alive with Life [23]


  1. ^ "Our Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Team - Brigham and Women's Hospital". Retrieved 2021-06-26.
  2. ^ "Dr. Gary Epler, MD – Boston, MA | Pulmonology on Doximity". Doximity. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  3. ^ a b c d "You're The Boss: Manage Your Disease - Harvard Book Store". Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  4. ^ a b "Fairness in Asbestos Compensation Act of 1999". Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  5. ^ "Dr. Gary Epler, MD -15 Francis St Boston, MA 02115- Hospital Search". Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  6. ^ "Dr. Gary EplerMD".
  7. ^ "Gary R. Epler - Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America | eMedEvents". Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  8. ^ a b "Gary Epler". Project EGG. 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  9. ^ Epler, Gary R. (2019-01-10). Alive with Life: A Medical Doctor's Guide to Live Your Best Life. Waterside Press. ISBN 978-1939116581.
  10. ^ Epler, Gary R.; Colby, Thomas V.; McLoud, Theresa C.; Carrington, Charles B.; Gaensler, Edward A. (1985-01-17). "Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia". New England Journal of Medicine. 312 (3): 152–158. doi:10.1056/NEJM198501173120304. ISSN 0028-4793. PMID 3965933.
  11. ^ "Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia". NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders). Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  12. ^ Ferkol, Thomas (1995). "Diseases of the bronchioles. Gary R. Epler, M.D., Editor. New York: 1994. 444 pp". Pediatric Pulmonology. 19 (4): 249. doi:10.1002/ppul.1950190410. ISSN 1099-0496.
  13. ^ Epler, Gary R., ed. (1992-06-01). Occupational lung diseases,Vol. 13, No. 2. W. B. Saunders.
  14. ^ Gary r. Epler, M. D. (2010). You're The Boss: Manage Your Disease; Five Steps to Take Charge of Your Health Paperback – October 1, 2010. Epler Health. ISBN 978-0615376745.
  15. ^ MD, Gary Epler (2014-02-18). BOOP: You're the Boss. Epler Health, Inc.
  16. ^ "New Book About Asthma Released by Dr. Gary Epler". 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  17. ^ Epler, Gary R. (2011-10-01). BOOP: You're the Boss. Epler Health, Incorporated. ISBN 978-0615547596.
  18. ^ Epler, Gary; Epler, Joan (2021-01-29). Good Thoughts Podcast: Season One. Epler Health.
  19. ^ Epler, Gary R. (2011-10-01). Asthma: You're the Boss. Epler Health, Incorporated. ISBN 978-0615515441.
  20. ^ Epler, Gary R. (2012-06-01). FOOD: You're the Boss , Put It To Work For You. Epler Health, Incorporated. ISBN 978-0984933532.
  21. ^ Esq, Nick Nanton; Esq, Jw Dicks; Tracy, Brian; Warner, Glenn (2016-03-14). Ignite Your Life. Celebrity Press. ISBN 978-0996688741.
  22. ^ Fuel for Life: Level 10 Energy. ASIN 0984933557.
  23. ^ Alive with Life. A medical doctor's guide to live your best life. ASIN B07MWG3HKK.