Dr. Carter Boyd grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attributes his initial interest in medicine to his parents and their primary care clinic serving in his home state. Dr. Boyd completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2016, graduating summa cum laude with majors in Biology and Spanish and a minor in Theology. He a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi honor societies. He began a combined four year MD/MBA program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. During medical school, he had an early inclination for surgery early which influenced many of his experiences.
In medical school, he was heavily involved in student organizations serving as his class treasurer, a member of the student advisory board to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and leader of several interests groups. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. He published 28 research articles and commentaries as a medical student in plastic surgery, urology, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, medical education, and business. This work has been presented 86 times regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has also authored 4 book chapters. He attributes his success in research productivity as a medical student to collaboration with outstanding mentors, residents, and fellow medical students.
After spending extensive time discerning what specialty he would apply to for residency, he ultimately chose to apply for a plastic surgery residency. He received 54 interview invitations, of which he attended 16. He matched in March 2020, at his first choice of residency for a position in the New York University Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. He looks forward to serving patients and training over the next six years at NYU Langone Hospital and Bellevue Hospital in both reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He graduated in May of 2020, magna cum laude with his MD and MBA from the UAB School of Medicine and Collat School of Business.
Outside of medicine, he enjoys hiking, exploring nature, discovering new places (especially waterfalls), and enjoying sunsets. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing, fishing, playing tennis, exercising, and following professional and collegiate sports (Notre Dame and LSU).