Don’t take Dr. Boyd at face value.

He’s a Renaissance man, art collector, watch aficionado, world traveler, and a graduate of both Harvard Medical School and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.


Dr. Charles Boyd


He’s also an international expert in facial, reconstructive, head, and neck surgery, and a humanitarian, traveling several times a year to East Africa and Kenya to provide free healthcare and surgeries to children in need. Now he’s coming back to his roots and opening the doors to BOYD Detroit in Capitol Park’s historic district.


EXP: Why downtown?

CB: My father grew up in Detroit and I grew up visiting the city, so it’s always meant a lot to me to be able to have a practice downtown. I had been looking for the right space for a while – almost four years, and when I visited the space in Capitol Park I knew I had found a home. I love the residential community, the local shops, and the great restaurants that surround the park. It’s truly a charming neighborhood.


EXP: Where do you head for a quick pick me up?

CB: Always the Roasting Plant. Always the Hill Harper special. Hill owns the place and was actually my roommate at Harvard!  When he opened the store downtown there really wasn’t any place to get great coffee — it’s great to see how much the city has grown. I also really enjoy Populace’s coffee and their cookies are a perfect afternoon snack.


Roasting Plant


EXP: What’s your favorite new restaurant in the city?

CB: I love everything at Flowers of Vietnam. The chicken wings are great and their bourbon cocktails pair well with anything. The menu changes up all the time and never disappoints.


Flowers of Vietnam


EXP: How do you relax and rejuvenate?

CB: I exercise to unwind. I practice yoga and also box two times a week at either Jabs Gym or Old School Fitness in Ann Arbor. Traveling is also a major relaxation method for me. This year I’m going to the mountains of Rwanda on a gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park — I’m really looking forward to that.


Jabs Boxing Gym