Dr. Gary Epler is an internationally-known Harvard Medical School professor and thought leader on health, nutrition, peak performance, and executive health. He has impacted the lives of people throughout the world through his speaking engagements, books, and teaching. He has been called upon by individuals from around the globe who have a rare lung disease that he discovered. He has been a successful entrepreneur and CEO of his company. He is a sought-after speaker addressing audiences about health, fitness, happiness, and productivity at the workplace.
Dr. Epler has been recognized yearly since 1994 in “The Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Epler believes personalized health empowers people. He has written four health books in the critically-acclaimed “You’re the Boss” series about people taking charge of their health including Manage Your Disease, BOOP, Asthma, and Food: You’re the Boss. Dr. Epler’s new book, Fuel for Life: Level-10 Energy is about living a high-energy life filled with enjoyment and creativity. He is currently writing Ordinary to Extraordinary: 15 Health Habits of Highly Successful People.
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 was recognized as one of Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Town.”
Dr. Epler ran several 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 a radio and television personality. He is a Hollywood screenwriter and has written a medical thriller movie, medical drama TV show, and a lifestyle reality TV show. He is active in the community. He coached soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, and club baseball at Boston College. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Joan.