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Marcy Bolster MD

Marcy B. Bolster MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Marcy Bolster is a rheumatologist practicing in Boston, Massachusetts, in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bolster is Director of the MGH Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program. She was named the Mass General Brigham Outstanding Program Director (2019), and she received the Marian Ropes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation (2021).

She is widely published, with interests in medical education, general rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and scleroderma and has several teaching roles at Harvard Medical School. She is involved in the teaching and clinical training of medical students, residents, and rheumatology fellows. She is actively involved in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and was recipient of the ACR Distinguished Program Director Award (2019). She serves on the ACR Board of Directors (2021-2024). Dr. Bolster has served as Chair, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Rheumatology Exam Committee (2014-2018); Chair, ABIM Rheumatology Board (2014-2020); and she currently serves as Chair, ABIM Rheumatology Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment Approval Committee.

Dr. Bolster received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at the Medical University of South Carolina.


Dr. Bolster has listed the following:

  • ACR Board of Directors, member
  • ABIM Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment Approval Committee, Chair
  • Genentech, research grant
  • Cumberland, Inc, research grant
  • Corbus, research grant
  • Rheumatology Research Foundation, research grant
  • The Merck Manual, honorarium
  • Association of Rheumatology Professionals Advanced Rheumatology Course, Associate editor
  • Mitsubishi, research grant
  • Novartis, advisory board