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Jeffrey R. Boris, MD LLC, is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist and general pediatrician, who has been practicing since 1997 and caring for patients with POTS since 2002. He has worked with patients who have multiple other diagnoses alongside their POTS, including joint hypermobility with or without Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, concussions, mast cell activation syndrome, Sjögren syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, and median arcuate ligament syndrome, to name a few.  

Dr. Boris advocates a creative, multi-pronged approach to helping children get back to school, sports, and their lives. He has published research in acclaimed medical journals to help doctors better understand POTS so more physicians will be available to treat it and join research efforts to better understand this disorder.

In 2016, Dr. Boris was named “Physician of the Year” by Dysautonomia International, a leading organization seeking to improve the lives of people with autonomic nervous system disorders. He was recognized for his warmth, compassion and tireless commitment to his pediatric and young adult patients. 


Physician of the Year




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  • Undergraduate work in biology at Washington University in St. Louis (graduated 1987).  

  • Medical school at Washington University School of Medicine (graduated/M.D. in 1991).  

  • Residency in General Pediatrics at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, MS (completed 1994).  Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO (completed 1997).  

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics (i.e., board-certified), since 1994 in General Pediatrics, and since 1997 in Pediatric Cardiology.


  • Chief of pediatric cardiology at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from 1997 to 2000. 

  • Chief of pediatric cardiology at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, MS, from 2000 to 2004.  

  • Faculty appointment to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2002-2004.  Honorable discharge from the US Air Force in 2004 as a Lieutenant Colonel. 

  • Private practice in Asheville, NC, from 2004-2007, with faculty appointment to Mountain Area Health Education Center.  Attending physician at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC. 

  • Pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) from 2007 to 2019, with faculty appointment to the University of Pennsylvania.  ​


  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology since 1997

  • Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics since 1994

  • Member of American Heart Association since 1999

  • Member of American Autonomic Society since 2016

  • Member of International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease since 2014

  • Member of Dysautonomia International Medical Advisory Board since 2017

  • Journal expert reviewer for over 15 journals since 2008.

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