Colleen Ryan, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
General and GI Surgery, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Visiting Surgeon
Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Georgetown University School of Medicine 1982
accidents home; artificial skin; burn management; burn outcomes; burn prevention; burns; disability evaluation; disaster response; environment controlled; fires; neuralgia; patient isolators; post-burn pancreatitis; rehabilitation centers; toxic epidermal necrolysis; wound infection Colleen M. Ryan MD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and has 30 years of clinical experience in burn surgery at the Sumner Redstone Burn Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston.  

Dr. Ryan has clinical experience in responding to several burn surge disasters including the 2003 Rhode Island Station Nightclub Fire.  She is Chairperson of the Organization and Delivery of Burn Care Committee of the American Burn Association and serves as the American Burn Association representative to Dr. Robert Kadlec, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.  Dr. Ryan has authored over 200 publications including topics in burn prevention, burn management, burn outcomes and disaster response.

Dr. Ryan is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster PA, and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her surgical residency and fellowship at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston and the Hammersmith Hospital at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London, respectively.
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