M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D., has been a faculty member in the MUSC Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery since 2000. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1994, and completed a residency in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins in 1999, followed by a one year fellowship in head and neck surgery and laryngology with Dr. Charles Cummings. In 2004, Dr. Gillespie received a Masters in Clinical Research from the MUSC Department of Biometry and Epidemiology after completing 2 years of rigorous course work.
During his professional career, Dr. Gillespie has focused on the care of patients with head and neck cancer, thyroid tumors, voice and airway disorders, swallowing disorders, and sleep apnea. He is the Director of the MUSC Snoring Clinics and a surgical consultant to the MUSC Sleep Disorders Center. He is currently director of the MUSC Salivary Endoscopy program which has been designated the U.S. reference Center for salivary endoscopy training. He has published over 50 papers and book chapters on diseases of the head and neck, and has given presentations at over 90 regional and national conferences. He serves on national committees on head and neck cancer, evidence-based medicine, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gillespie is a consultant to the American Academy of Anesthesiology’s guidelines on the management of the sleep apnea patient. He has had grant funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Disorders.
Dr. Gillespie is actively involved in organized medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, American Medical Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and is a fellow in both the American College of Surgeons and the American Head & Neck Society. He is a question writer for the American Board of Otolaryngology, and former secretary-treasurer of the SC Society of Otolaryngology. He is past president of the SC Chapter of the Yul Brynner Head & Neck Cancer Foundation which supports head and neck cancer survivors and their families.