Rebecca S. Boxer MD, MS

Medical Director of Clinical Trials, Clinician Investigator

Rebecca S. Boxer MD, MS, is the Medical Director of Clinical Trials of the Institute for Health Research. She joined the department in November of 2018.

Dr. Boxer earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed residency training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Connecticut followed by a Fellowship in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Boxer then obtained a Masters of Clinical Investigation at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Boxer is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado. She conducts research in heart failure disease management in both the skilled nursing care and home health care settings. Additional areas of research included physical activity, sedentary behavior, bone and muscle health and frailty in older adults with heart failure. Dr. Boxer has published in numerous journals and continues to provide research and career mentorship to many students and trainees. She continues to care for older adults within the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG).