Dr. Gary Epler is an internationally-known author and speaker. He is a pulmonary and critical care professor at Harvard Medical School. He has written four health books in the critically-acclaimed “You’re the Boss” series about people taking charge of their health and disease including Manage Your Disease, BOOP, Asthma and Food. Dr. Epler’s new book, Level-10 Energy, will be published soon. It’s about how to have a Level-10 Energy day, create lifelong energy, five energy-gaining traits of successful people, how to cure a low-energy day, and building a personal energy empire.
Dr. Epler discovered the treatable lung disorder bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). He found a new parasite in South America, chronicled the nutritional needs of North African children, and managed the tuberculosis refugee program in Southeast Asia. In addition to conducting clinical and research work, Dr. Epler strives to educate. He became editor-in-chief of an internet-based educational program in critical care and pulmonary medicine offered by the American College of Chest Physicians. Business Week acclaimed him for his development of e-health educational programs that enable patients to manage their health and diseases. Dr. Epler has been recognized yearly from 1994 to 2013 in “The Best Doctors in America” and recognized as one of Boston Magazine’s “2007 Top Doctors in Town.”
Dr. Epler ran seven marathons including Boston, New York, and proposed to his wife, Joan at the start of the Paris Marathon; and for their first anniversary, they ran the original Greek marathon together. He delivered the 20th baby from a mother who named the baby after him. He’s been one of the Boston Celtics team doctors. He has taught medicine throughout the world and was fortunate enough to save a dying infant in South America from an overwhelming parasitic infection by using the sap from a fig tree. He saved a baby who choked on a donut during a little league baseball game that he was coaching. He is active in the community. He coached soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, and club baseball at Boston College. In 2010, Dr. Epler founded Epler Health, Inc., a company that provides products and services to improve people's lives all over the world. He lives in the Boston area with his wife Joan and their two sons.