Dr. Boylan Biography

Dr. Richard Nelson Boylan joined the fledgling Riverside Medical Clinic on January 1, 1941, and became the fourth physician of record in a group practice which has grown significantly over the years. During the 1950s, Dr. Boylan served as the Clinic's second chairman. At the time of his death in April, 1990, he was serving as Vice President of Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Boylan had practiced medicine for 50 years before he retired in January, 1989. In the spring of that year, the Foundation held a special dinner to commemorate the formal dedication of this lecture series in his honor and at the same time observed the Boylan's 50th wedding anniversary. His wife, Aileen Boylan, served two terms as a member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, and continued to actively support the Foundation's programs until she passed away on March 10, 2006. Howard Boylan, one of Dr. and Mrs. Boylan's sons, serves as a member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Boylan was a well-known and well-loved man whose Riverside associations covered 68 of his 75 years. In addition to serving as a Clinic chairman, he was also Chief of Staff at Riverside General Hospital, a board member of Riverside Community Hospital, President of the Riverside County Medical Association, and vestryman of All Saints Episcopal Church. Dr. Boylan, who was a urologist, was a graduate of the Mayo Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, Northwestern University, and Riverside's Poly High School.