Colleen Ryan

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Colleen M. Ryan, MD FACS, a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Georgetown Medical School, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Following her residency at the New England Deaconess hospital as well as several research and clinical fellowships, Dr. Ryan cared for burn patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Hospitals for Children- Boston since 1988. Dr. Ryan has over a hundred publications in the field and is active nationally and internationally with major burn organizations. She serves as Co-chair of the American Burns Association Organization and Delivery of Burn Care Committee. Dr. Ryan led efforts to develop disease specific PROMs to measure outcomes and define the health needs of burn survivors. She successfully implemented a Partners-wide burn-specific PROM with real-time benchmarked clinical feedback in the medical record to make full use of PROMs at the level of the individual patient. Dr. Ryan’s outcome work is funded by several grants from the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research as well as the Shriners Hospitals for Children.