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Russell LR Ryan, MD


Accepting New Patients



Community Surgery


Clinical Interests
  • Hernia
  • Endoscopy / Colonoscopy
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Salem: North Shore Medical Center
Patient Gateway
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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
  • 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 - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • 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

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group


Russell LR Ryan, MD, FACS received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Amherst College in 1971 and his Medical Degree from Cornell Weil Medical College in 1975.  He trained as a Resident and Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1975 to 1981.  Dr. Ryan began private practice in 1981 with a wide interest in general surgery and endoscopy procedures. He joined the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery in 2014, and he holds the title of Clinical Affiliate at the MGH and Clinical Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Ryan is board certified in General Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons.  He was president for many years of the Essex Surgical Society and is a member of the Surgeon's Travel Club.

Research & Publications


Dr. Russell Ryan is the author of several chapters on nutrition in the Manual of Intensive Care Medicine, a paper on the treatment of esophageal varices, and the author of an appreciation of Stephen Hedberg, MD.


MGH Division of Community Surgery
104 Endicott Street Suite 200
Danvers, MA 01923-3623
Phone: 978-882-6823
Fax: 978-882-6855
North Shore Medical Center
81 Highland Ave
Salem, MA 01970-2714
Phone: 978-882-6868

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