John W. Boyer, M.D. was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Kailua, Hawaii. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Boyer received his medical doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Hobart Armory Hare Honor Medical Society. While at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Boyer completed a five-year surgical residency. Dr. Boyer completed a two-year
residency in thoracic surgery at The Texas Heart Institute under the direction of Dr. Denton Cooley. Dr. Boyer is board certified in general and thoracic surgery.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He is a member of the Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society, Cooley Hands, Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Medical Society of Mobile County.