Tehnaz P. Boyle, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics



Dr. Boyle is a pediatric emergency physician and a health services researcher. Her research focuses on developing and testing technological interventions to improve patient outcomes in emergency settings. She uses medical simulation, mixed methods, and stakeholder-led design to develop interventions, and various clinical research methods, including clinical trials, to test interventions. She has focused on the impact of telehealth on efficiency of healthcare utilization, and efficacy in resource limited emergency settings. Her prior work focused on clinical tools and novel radiation-sparing technologies to improve diagnostic accuracy of vulnerable pediatric populations in the ED setting.

Based on her experience and expertise developing and researching strategies to improve patient outcomes, Dr. Boyle was nominated to and currently serves on the Educational Science and Programs Subcommittee for the American Heart Association. Dr. Boyle has been a member of the Advisory Board for the Massachusetts Emergency Medical Service for Children (EMSC) Program since 2018, collaborating with regional pediatric hospitals, public safety and EMS agencies, and governmental bodies to advance the safety and quality of emergency care for children in New England. She is also a clinical advisor to the National Emergency Telecritical Care Network, and is leading development and implementation of a new federally-funded telehealth program for the Regional Disaster Health Response System in New England.


  • Case School of Medicine, MD
  • Case School of Medicine, PhD
  • Davidson College, BS


  • Published on 1/20/2024

    Shapiro JP, Pino EC, Goodridge A, Dholakia A, Nelson K, Hoch A, Kendi S, Boyle TP, Kistin CJ. Disparities in Child Welfare Referrals for Patients Seen in a Pediatric Emergency Department for Unintentional Ingestions. Acad Pediatr. 2024; 24(4):686-691. PMID: 38253175.

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  • Published on 12/1/2023

    Boyle TP, Mehra A, Smith NJ, Subramanian S, Leeber J, McMahon M, Green D, Perry S, Passman D, Biddinger PD, Scott B. The First Statewide Implementation of a Regional Disaster Teleconsultation System to Expand Critical Care Surge Capacity: A Case Study in Vermont. Telemed J E Health. 2024 May; 30(5):1495-1498. PMID: 38039352.

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  • Published on 6/27/2023

    Boyle T, Boggs K, Gao J, McMahon M, Bedenbaugh R, Schmidt L, Zachrison KS, Goralnick E, Biddinger P, Camargo CA. Hospital-Level Implementation Barriers, Facilitators, and Willingness to Use a New Regional Disaster Teleconsultation System: Cross-Sectional Survey Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2023 Jun 27; 9:e44164. PMID: 37368481.

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  • Published on 10/23/2022

    Hoch AM, Schoenberger SF, Boyle TP, Hadland SE, Gai MJ, Bagley SM. Attitudes and training related to substance use in pediatric emergency departments. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2022 Oct 23; 17(1):59. PMID: 36274146.

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  • Published on 9/13/2022

    Boggs KM, Glew D, Rahman KN, Gao J, Boyle TP, Samuels-Kalow ME, Sullivan AF, Zachrison KS, Camargo CA. Pediatric Telehealth Use in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2019. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Apr; 29(4):551-559. PMID: 36103263.

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  • Published on 8/25/2022

    Boyle TP, Ludy S, Meguerdichian D, Dugas JN, Drainoni ML, Litvak M, Bedenbaugh RT, Schmidt L, Miller K, Biddinger PD, Goralnick E. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Model Disaster Teleconsultation System for Regional Disaster Health Response. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Apr; 29(4):625-632. PMID: 36036805.

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  • Published on 7/4/2022

    Chang T, Elkin R, Boyle TP, Nishisaki A, Walsh B, Benary D, Auerbach M, Camacho C, Calhoun A, Stapleton S, Whitfill T, Wood T, Fayyaz J, Gross I, Thomas A. . Characterizing Preferred Terminologies for Geographically Distant Simulations: Distance, Remote, and Telesimulation. Int J Healthcare Simul. 2022; 1(3):56-65.

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  • Published on 7/3/2022

    Chang TP, Elkin R, Boyle TP, Nishisaki A, Walsh B, Benary D, Auerbach M, Camacho C, Calhoun A, Stapleton SN, Whitfill T, Wood T, Fayyaz J, Gross IT, Thomas AA. Characterizing preferred terms for geographically distant simulations: distance, remote and telesimulation. Int J Healthc Simul. 2022; 1(3):55-65. PMID: 36458206.

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  • Published on 6/20/2022

    Zachrison KS, Hayden EM, Boggs KM, Boyle TP, Gao J, Samuels-Kalow ME, Marcin JP, Camargo CA. Emergency Departments' Uptake of Telehealth for Stroke Versus Pediatric Care: Observational Study. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Jun 20; 24(6):e33981. PMID: 35723927.

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  • Published on 6/14/2022

    Farrell C, Dorney K, Mathews B, Boyle T, Kitchen A, Doyle J, Monuteaux MC, Li J, Walsh B, Nagler J, Chung S. A Statewide Collaboration to Deliver and Evaluate a Pediatric Critical Care Simulation Curriculum for Emergency Medical Services. Front Pediatr. 2022; 10:903950. PMID: 35774102.

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