Joseph Boyer Jr., MD, FACS

Board-Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Co-Director of the Thoracic Cancer Program, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Focuses on esophageal cancer surgery and cardiovascular surgery
Joseph Boyer Jr., MD, FACS

Co-Director of the Thoracic Cancer Program, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Focuses on esophageal cancer surgery and cardiovascular surgery 

Joseph H. Boyer Jr., MD, has been practicing thoracic and cardiovascular surgery for nearly 30 years. He is currently the co-director of the Thoracic Cancer Program at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and section chief for the Department of Surgery with the Florida Hospital Adventist Health System. Dr. Boyer is board-certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic vascular surgery.

After earning his medical degree with honors from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, Dr. Boyer completed both his internship and residency training under the instruction of Dr. David Fromm. He capped his tenure at SUNY as chief resident in general surgery and was board-certified as a general surgeon shortly thereafter. 

Next, Dr. Boyer completed a cardiothoracic and vascular surgery residency with internationally acclaimed surgeon Dr. Roque Piffare at Loyola Stritch Medical Center in Chicago. He also served six-month rotations at the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital and Chicago Children’s Hospital, and was board certified in thoracic surgery in 1991 (recertified in 2001). 

He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical approaches including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. His medical specialties include aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, off-pump and beating heart coronary artery surgery, endovascular aortic surgery, atrial fibrillation surgery and surgery to address esophageal cancers.

Dr. Boyer is a member of the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


  • Advanced Thoracic Malignancies
  • Benign and Malignant Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Treatments for Early Stage Lung Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery for GERD and Hiatal Hernias
  • Robotic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Robotic Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,
  • Robotic Surgery for Hyperhidrosis
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Cum Laude Graduate, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • Co-Director, FHCI Thoracic Cancer Program 
  • Section Chief, Department of Surgery, Adventist Health System
  • Board Member, American College of Surgeons


Points of Difference

  • Robotic and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Award-Winning Innovations
  • Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Clinical Trials
  • Preoperative Patient Education
  • National Accreditations and Certifications
  • Nationally Ranked Cancer Programs

Results & Outcomes

  • Advanced Diagnostics and Surgical Innovations
  • High Patient Satisfaction
  • Ongoing Research
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Ongoing Data, Results and Comparisons
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