Colleen Ryan, MD
Colleen Ryan, MD
Staff Surgeon, Shriners Burns Hospital, Boston MA
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Burns Service, Department of Surgery
55 Fruit Street
- MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Residency, Hammersmith Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery
- Surgery, American Board of Surgery
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The Program for Burn Recovery aims to improve burn survival, understand the health needs of the burn survivors , and provide new treatments and better access to care for people with burn injuries through research and policy. The Program has multiple components:
Burn Prevention Efforts and Legislation: Recent work includes lobbying for Massachusetts fireworks safety legislation, federal legislation on fire-starter and residential sprinklers, and public information on dangers of gas-fronted gas fireplaces for children
Disaster Preparedness: Collaboration with the MGH Center for Disaster Preparedness on the ASPR's Regional Disaster Health Response System recognizes and addresses bottlenecks in the treatment of large numbers of burn victims in a disaster situation.
The Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System: Dr. Ryan serves as the Clinical Director of this prestigious center grant directed at improving the lives of burn survivors.
The Shriners Hospitals for Children Burn Outcome Program: Dr. Ryan is the Principal Investigator in several funded multi center studies at the Shriners Hospitals developing metrics quality of life metrics for child burn survivors.
Dr. Ryan is also a significant collaborator in other work involving infection (Dr. L Rahme), scar (Dr. J Friedstat) and childhood trauma (Dr. G Saxe)
Dr. Ryan currently receives funding from multiple sources including the National Institutes on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness Response Grants, the Department of Defense, the Shriners Hospitals for Children, NIH and the Fraser Fund of the Massachusetts General Hospital.
- 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
- Griggs C, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Patient Reported Outcome Measures: A Stethoscope for the Patient History. Ann Surg. 2017 Jun;265(6):1066-1067.