Health Sciences Campus

Philip Boyer, M.D., Ph.D.

Philip Boyer

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pathology
Brody School of Medicine
Brody Building, 7S10
Mail Stop 642
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834

Office: 252-744-2806
Fax: 252-847-5395


Clinical Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Neuropathology)
Research Fellowship: Boston University School of Medicine, Bedford, MA (Experimental Neuropathology)
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI (Pathology)
Doctorate: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, B.S., B.A.

Board Certification

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology
American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology, Neuropathology
American Board of Pathology, Clinical Informatics


  • Henricks WH, Karcher DS, Harrison JH, Sinard JH, Riben MW, Boyer PJ, et al. Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents: A flexible informatics curriculum linked to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education milestones. J Pathol Inform. 2016 Jul 6;7:27.
  • Gilden D, White T, Boyer PJ, et al. Varicella Zoster Virus Infection in Granulomatous Arteritis of the Aorta. J Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 15;213(12):1866-71.
  • Gilden D, White T, Khmeleva N, Boyer PJ, Nagel MA. VZV in biopsy-positive and negative giant cell arteritis: Analysis of 100+ temporal arteries. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2016 Mar 9;3(2):e216.
  • Byrne S, Jansen L, U-King-Im JM, Siddiqui A, et al. EPG5-related Vici syndrome: a paradigm of neurodevelopmental disorders with defective autophagy. Brain. 2016 Mar;139(Pt 3):765-81.
  • Nagel MA, White T, Khmeleva N, Rempel A, Boyer PJ, et al. Analysis of Varicella-Zoster Virus in Temporal Arteries Biopsy Positive and Negative for Giant Cell Arteritis.  JAMA Neurol. 2015 Sep 8:1-7.
  • Gilden D, White TM, Nagae L, Gurdin WH, Boyer PJ, Nagel MA. Successful Antiviral Treatment of Giant Cell Arteries and Takayasu Arteritis.  JAMA Neurol. 2015 Aug 1;72(8):943-6.
  • Aoki N, Boyer PJ, Lund C, Lin WL, Koga S, Ross OA, Weiner M, Lipton A, Powers JM, White CL 3rd, Dickson DW.  Atypical multiple system atrophy is a new subtype of frontotemporal lobar degeneration: frontotemporal lobar degeneration associated with ∝-synuclein. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Jul;130(1):93-105.
  • Nagel MA, Lenggenhager D, White T, Khmeleva N, Heintzman A, Boyer PJ, Gilden D. Disseminated VZV infection and asymptomatic VZV vasculopathy after steroid abuse. J Clin Virol. 2015 May;66:72-5.
  • Gilden D, White T, Khmeleva N, Heintzman A, Choe A, Boyer PJ, et al. Prevalence and distribution of VZV is temporal arteries of patients with giant cell arteritis. Neurology. 2015 May12;84(19):1948-55.
  • Teodoro T, Nagel MA, Geraldes R, White T, Mahalingam R, Batista P, Wellish M, Pimentel J, Khmeleva N, Heintzman A, Albuquerque L, Boyer PJ, Choe A, Peralta R, Gilden D. Biopsy negative, varicella zoster virus (VZV)-positive giant cell arteritis, zoster, VZV encephalitis and ischemic optic neuropathy, all in one. J Neurol Sci. 2015 Aug 15;343(1-2):195-7.55.
  • Birlea M, Nagel MA, Khmeleva N, Choe A, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters B, Hevner R, Boyer P, Lear-Kaul KC, Wellish M, Cohrs RJ. Varicella zoster virus trigeminal ganglioneuritis without rash. Neurology. 2015 Jan 7;82(1):90-2.