Bruce A. Boston M.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (137 Ratings, 21 Comments)


  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Endocrinology (Pediatric)


  • M.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon 1988
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University, 1991
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric endocrinology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1995
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 1991


Dr. Boston specializes in caring for infants, children and adolescents with endocrine or hormone problems. These include problems with growth, puberty, thyroid, adrenal and any other disorder related to the hormone glands. Dr. Boston also treats both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children. As a specialist in pediatric diabetes, Dr. Boston takes a developmental and family centered approach to the care of diabetes in children and adolescents. This approach requires multiple diabetes team members specially trained in the care of kids with diabetes. These pediatric diabetes team members are all available at the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center. Dr. Boston is also very involved with the Gales Creek Camp for Children with Diabetes that offers a summer camping experience for children with type 1 diabetes and their families.

In his spare time, Dr. Boston enjoys spending time staying in shape with a weekly soccer game. He also enjoys traveling with his family and getting away to the gorgeous outdoors we are all blessed with in the Pacific Northwest. And when he really wants to get away for some quality time, he spends time sailing land yachts on the Alvord Desert in Southwest Oregon or on his fishing boat out of Newport. No cell phones allowed.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (137 Ratings, 21 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Boston was a little bit patronizing. It wasn't that he was directly patronizing, it was the question that I asked wasn't related to Endocrinology. It was related to ADHD and vitamins, and maybe I shouldn't have asked that question of him cause it wasn't really with Endocrinology but I could tell that him and the fellow that was with him thought my questions were stupid. It was not that they overtly said anything, it was the passive behavior as they walked away and so that's my feeling. My feeling was that they were arrogant.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    We have been going to Dr. Boston for 12 years and he is amazing.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Dr. Boston was amazing! He took the time to explain everything to us and he was very thorough.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Every worker is very kind and accomodating

  • Oct 12, 2018

    We really enjoy coming to see Dr. Boston. He takes the time to explain complicated issues with our child and makes us feel comfortable with his diagnosis and next steps.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Everyone is always very helpful and thoughtful cheerful and we appreciate it every time we're there

  • Sep 08, 2018

    He is a good doctor and takes time to explain what is happening and the plan.

  • Aug 26, 2018

    Dr. Boston and his staff are amazing. He is personable, knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Aug 24, 2018

    Our experience with Dr. Boston has been great. He is very interested in coming up with solutions with our son's illness and has performed exemplary services for us. Making sure that we got the best care and we always felt that he cared about what he was doing. We would recommend him highly.

  • Jul 21, 2018

    Very helpful. Answered all my questions and has good expertise in our family's condition.

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I see patients at

  • Children's Diabetes Program Portland Directions
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center Portland Directions