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Colleen M. Ryan MD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and has 30 years of clinical experience in burn surgery at the Sumner Redstone Burn Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston. Dr. Ryan has clinical experience in responding to several burn surge disasters including the 2003 Rhode Island Station Nightclub Fire. She is Chairperson of the Organization and Delivery of Burn Care Committee of the American Burn Association and serves as the American Burn Association representative to Dr. Robert Kadlec, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Dr. Ryan has authored over 200 publications including topics in burn prevention, burn management, burn outcomes and disaster response. Dr. Ryan is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster PA, and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her surgical residency and fellowship at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston and the Hammersmith Hospital at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London, respectively.
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.
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