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Bryon James Boulton, MD, FACS
64 ratings, 36 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
3000 New Bern Avenue
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Suite 1100
Raleigh, NC 27610
3000 New Bern Avenue
Structural Heart, Suite 1200
Raleigh, NC 27610
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As a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon and the surgical director of the WakeMed Structural Heart Program, Dr. Bryon Boulton brings to WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians unique surgical expertise with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic cardiac surgery and hybrid revascularization, mitral valve repair, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and aortic aneurysm repair; as well as the full complement of general thoracic services.

Dr. Boulton also performs minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery, adult congenital heart surgery including anomalous coronary artery repair, and pulmonary valve replacements, and he co-leads the structural heart team that uses the MitraClip percutaneous mitral valve repair device.

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Boulton is the co-author of several articles and book chapters that have been published in prestigious medical publications. He was honored by the Triangle Business Journal as a 2015 40 Under 40 award recipient for his expertise in TAVR and various other accomplishments. Dr. Boulton was also a 2015 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award winner.

Dr. Boulton feels fortunate to be part of the team at WakeMed because of the way in which our doctors and specialists collaborate to provide the highest quality of patient care as well as this organization’s commitment to innovation, technology, and serving people from all walks of life.

"At WakeMed, the needs of our patients always come first,” said Dr. Boulton. “And as surgeons, our goal is to provide world-class surgical services available right here in Wake County.”

Patients can always expect that Dr. Boulton will take the time to educate them on their disease process, ease their anxieties and fears, and thoroughly discuss their surgery as well as expectations for recovery. He is also very supportive of family involvement and makes it a priority to engage family members while providing patient care.

Dr. Boulton and his wife Stacy, who is also a physician at WakeMed, have four sons that keep them both very active. In addition to coaching his boys’ soccer teams, Dr. Boulton is an avid cyclist. The Boulton family is very active with their church and enjoys traveling overseas to participate in medical mission trips including recent surgical mission work with Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.

Care Philosophy
At WakeMed, the needs of our patients always come first. As surgeons, our goal is to provide a world-class surgical program to enhance each patient’s quality of life right here in Wake County.
Clinical Interests
Minimally invasive heart valve surgery, structural heart (TAVR & MitraClip®), aortic aneurysm and aortic root surgery, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, hybrid revascularization, atrial fibrillation surgery, anomalous coronary arteries and other adult congenital surgeries
Medical Director Cardiology, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Undergraduate Degree
Miami University of Ohio
Medical School
University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
The University Hospital/University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine
Emory University
American Board of Surgery American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Professional Memberships
American College of Surgeons Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Star Rating

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Overall Provider Rating
4.89 out of 5
64 ratings, 36 reviews

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Dr. Boulton''s method of explaining things is awesome! He explained in a way that made it easy for me to understand and was caring and friendly while doing so.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Everything was great and he was interested in viewing my husband video of the accident he was in which was kit related to his heart .I''m also a wake med employee and it''s great that we take care of each other.

WakeMed Patient - December 2019


WakeMed Patient - December 2019

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