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Robert Boyle, MD

Robert J Boyle, MD

Department: Pediatrics Division: Neonatology Title: Professor of Pediatrics ABMS Certification: Pediatrics, 1978; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1979 Other Appointment: Associate, Center for Biomedical Ethics

Contact Information

P.O. Box 800386 Charlottesville, VA 22908-0386 Phone: 434.924.5429 | Fax: 434.924.2816


Dr Boyle is a graduate of Boston College and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve, in Cleveland and his fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Women's and Infants Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI. He was on the faculty in Pediatrics at Wake Forest University for five years before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1983. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Neonatal Follow-up, Attending Neonatologist, Affiliated Faculty of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Chair of the Medical Center Ethics Committee. He has published multiple papers and chapters related to perinatal and neonatal ethics and has contributed multiple chapters in "Fletcher's Introduction to Clinical Ethics." He is a member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Committee of the Perinatal Network at NICHD and has recently completed a six year term on the Pediatric AIDS Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He served for three years on the Board of the Virginia Birth Injury program. He is listed in America's Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America and Guide to America's Top Pediatricians. He has three adult children and enjoys foreign travel and gardening.


  • 2015 Bedside Manner Award, Our Health Magazine; Third place
  • America's Top Doctors
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Best Doctors in America® List
  • Guide to America's Top Pediatricians