Dr. Bruce Boston appointed to Miracle Aisles professorship in pediatric diabetes

October 28, 2016

Stephen LaFranchi, M.D., addresses the audience

Bruce Boston, M.D. '88 R '95, was recently appointed the inaugural holder of the Miracles Aisles Professorship in Pediatric Diabetes. School of Medicine Interim Dean John Hunter and Pediatrics Chair Dana Braner* presided over an investiture in October attended by Dr. Boston, members of the Miracle Aisles board, faculty members and leaders from the OHSU and Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundations.

Dr. Boston, a native Oregonian, received his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at OHSU. He is division head of pediatric endocrinology within the Department of Pediatrics. He specializes in the care of infants, children and adolescents with endocrine problems and takes a developmental and family centered approach to the care of diabetes in children and adolescents.

Outside OHSU, Dr. Boston serves as the medical director for Gales Creek Camp for Children with Diabetes. He is also a member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society for Pediatric Research, the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association.

This endowed faculty position was made possible by Miracle Aisles – a cause-related marketing grocery campaign that supported Doernbecher for 28 years. Each fall, customers looked for Miracle Aisles shelf tags in grocery stores across Oregon and southwest Washington and purchased products from many companies. Since its inception, Miracles Aisles has raised more than $3 million for Doernbecher.

"Doernbecher Children's Hospital will always be grateful to Miracle Aisles board members and the generous, long-standing support of the grocery industry in Oregon and southwest Washington," said Jim Ervin, executive director of the Doernbecher Foundation. "Miracle Aisles has helped make it possible for Doernbecher to provide the best care possible to the children of this region. We are forever grateful." 

Miracle Aisles medalRon Brake, Miracle Aisles board member


  • John Hunter, M.D., F.A.C.S., Mackenzie Professor and Chair of Surgery, OHSU School of Medicine
  • Dana Braner, M.D., F.A. A.P., F.C.C.M., Professor and Credit Unions for Kids Chair of Pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine


Top: Stephen LaFranchi, M.D., professor of pediatrics and mentor to Dr. Boston, addresses the audience and Drs. Hunter, Braner and Boston (seated, left to right).

Bottom (left to right): The professorship is memorialized with a medal bearing the Miracle Aisles name and date of the ceremony; Ron Brake of the Miracle Aisles Board of Directors.