Dr. Boyd was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lakehead University. That was followed by his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta, where he studied the role of growth factors in peripheral nerve regeneration. In 2001 he moved to Kingston to do a post-doctoral fellowship in the Queen’s Department of Anatomy and Cell biology, examining the potential of glial cell transplantation to treat spinal cord injury. He stayed in Kingston to do his undergraduate degree in Medicine, which was followed by his residency in Neurology and fellowship in Adult Critical Care. He has been on Faculty at Queen’s University since 2013 as a clinician-scientist. His research interests are focussed on the neurological consequences of critical illness, cardiac surgery, and kidney disease. He also teaches at all levels of graduate and post-graduate medical education, on topics ranging from neuroanatomy to organ donation.