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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
Burn injury
Long term outcome following burn injury
Stevens-Johnson's syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis
Electrical Injury
Wound care
Organization and Delivery of Burn Care/Disaster preparedness
Scar management
Surgical critical care
Rehabilitation following burn injury
Community integration 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
Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients


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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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