Jeffrey Boxer, MD, FAAPI grew up in a small town in the Catskill Mountains of New York. In 1967 I entered Colgate University with no intentions of becoming a doctor. I graduated with a degree in geology and then surprisingly went to medical school at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. It was there that I met and later married my wife Wendy. We moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1975, where I started training to become a family physician. My pediatric rotation there changed both my plans and my life. Kids are awesome! I spent three more years in Wilmington completing a pediatric residency. In 1979 Wendy and I, and our then 2 year old daughter, Elisha, moved back north to Peterborough, New Hampshire. Our son Matthew was born there in 1980. I worked in the same pediatric practice for 37 years, and served as Chief of Pediatrics at Monadnock Community Hospital for most of those years.
I am returning to Delaware to be closer to family, and to continue what I love to do, practice pediatrics. It has been the focus of my life for 40 years. I practice general pediatrics, caring for the physical, emotional, and behavioral health of children from birth through adolescence. I strongly feel that the most important job as a pediatrician is to listen to parents and patients, and to provide them with the guidance and education they need to live as healthy a life as possible.
My activities include photography, hiking, biking, running, and kayaking. I also hope to rekindle my interest in rocks, fossils and lapidary. Wendy and I plan to spend as much time as possible with our five fantastic grandchildren, two in Maryland and three in Illinois.
I am excited to return to Delaware and to join the excellent team at Beacon Pediatrics. I look forward to sharing my many years of experience with you.
Undergraduate Education: Colgate University 1971
Medical Education: Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse 1975
Post-Graduate Education: Wilmington Medical Center, Flexible Internship 1976, Pediatric Residency 1979
Board Certification: Pediatrics 1979
Professional Membership: American Academy of Pediatrics 1979-present