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Colleen M. Ryan, MD

Staff Surgeon, Sumner Redstone Burns Center, MGH

Staff Surgeon, Shriners Burns Hospital, Boston MA

  • Phone: 617-726-3712
Burns Service
Department of Surgery


  • Critical Care Center
  • Burn Intensive Care Unit
  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Burn Services
Clinical Interests
Stevens-Johnson's syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis
Electrical injury
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Scar management
Surgical critical care
Burn injury
Long-term outcome following burn injury
Patient reported outcomes following burn injury
Disability assessment following burn injury
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency, Hammersmith Hospital
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

PublicationsSelected Reports:

  • Ryan CM et al. Post-burn pancreatitis. Ann Surg 1995;222:163
  • Ryan CM et al. Objective estimates of the probability of death from burns. N Engl J Med 1998;338:362
  • Yu YM, Ryan CM et al. Energy expenditure in burns. JPEN 1999;23:160
  • Sheridan RL, Ryan CM et al. Outcome of children surviving burns. JAMA 2000;283:69
  • Ryan CM et al. Use of Integra artificial skin. J Burn Care Rehabil 2002;23:311
  • Schneider J, Ryan CM et al. Pain after burns. J Burn Care Res, 2006 27:524
  • Goyal S, Ryan CM et al. Toxic epidermal necrolysis in children. J Burn Care Res, 2009;30:437
  • Schneider J, Ryan CM et al. Barriers impacting employment after burns. J Burn Care Res 2009 30:294

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Burns Service, Department of Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Gray-Bigelow 1302
Boston, MA

Phone: 617-726-3712
Phone 2: 617-413-8625
Fax: 617-726-4127