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Colleen M. Ryan, MD

  • Staff Surgeon, Sumner Redstone Burns Center, MGH
  • Staff Surgeon, Shriners Burns Hospital, Boston MA


Accepting New Patients



Burns Service


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
Medical Education
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|Residency, Hammersmith Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Research & Publications

Selected 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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News & Events

  • Smoking and Home Oxygen: Doubling the Danger

    As the baby boomer generation ages, the prevalence of patients using portable medical oxygen to treat pulmonary diseases is on the rise. While this treatment helps patients live richer lives with increased independence, it's critical that those who use home oxygen understand the associated risks.


Burns Service, Department of Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA,
Phone: 617-726-3712617-413-8625
Fax: 617-726-4127

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