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Colleen M. Ryan, M.D., FACS

Colleen M. Ryan, M.D., FACS

Colleen M. Ryan, M.D., FACS, is a burn surgeon on the active medial staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and also practices at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ryan is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has additional qualifications in surgical critical care. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for over 27 years. Dr. Ryan completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center which included an additional general surgery fellowship at the Hammersmith Hospital of the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London.

Dr. Ryan has over 150 publications, mostly related to the care of the burn injured patient. She has been heralded as a Top Doctor in America and a Top Doctor in Boston repeatedly since 2006. Nationally, she holds leadership positions in the American Burn Association and is involved in the organization and delivery of burn care, including disaster preparation. She has led national and statewide prevention efforts in home oxygen safety, fireworks safety and most recently, prevention of burns in children from gas fireplace doors. Her research interests involve infections and improving long-term outcomes following burn injury. She is the director of clinical care and a Co-PI for the Boston Harvard Burn Injury Model System, funded by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research.


  • Medical Degree, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard, Boston, Mass.
  • Residency, Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, U.K.

Board certifications:

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery