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Michael Ryan, MD, MEHP

Barry V. Kirkpatrick Vice Chair of Education, Professor

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Hospital medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine


VCU Medical Center Main Hospital
1250 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Areas of interest

Undergraduate and graduate medical education
Hospital medicine
Quality improvement


Dr. Ryan was recruited to start the pediatric hospital medicine program at CHoR in 2009. His clinical time is spent caring for hospitalized children on the pediatric hospitalist service and providing consultation to other medical and surgical services. He has been recognized as a "Top Doc" in Richmond Magazine for pediatric hospital medicine since 2013. Dr. Ryan directed the Pediatrics Clerkship at VCU from 2010-2013 and became the Assistant Dean of Clinical Medical Education at the VCU School of Medicine in 2013. He has received several awards for educational excellence including the faculty teaching awards for both the VCU Pediatrics residency and the VCU Pediatrics clerkship. He received the Academic Pediatric Associations junior faculty teaching award in 2016 which is given to one faculty member nationally. He also received the VCU School of Medicine award for Educational Innovation and Educational Research in 2016. His primary research interests are in undergraduate medical education, EPAs, assessment and curriculum development. He currently serves as adjunct faculty for the John Hopkins MEHP program and is an active member of the AAMC, COMSEP and the Academic Pediatric Association.


Education Master of Education in the Health Professions, Johns Hopkins University
Medical School Loyola University of Chicago
Residency University of Chicago


Leggio L, Ryan MS, Peltier C, Belkowitz J, Barone MA, Byerley J, Chatterjee A, Nakamura K, Stirling J, Rabalais J. Recruitment and retention: Recommendations from the AMSPDC/COMSEP Task Force on Community Preceptors. Accepted J Pediatr. 2017. 

Beck-Dallaghan GL, Alerte AM, Ryan MS, Patterson P, Petershack J, Christy C, Mills WA, Paul CR, Peltier C, Stamos JK, Tenney-Soeiro R, Vercio C. Recruiting and Retaining Community-based Preceptors: A Multi-Center Qualitative Action Study of U.S. Pediatricians. Accepted, Acad Med. 2016

Lomis K, Amiel J, Ryan MS, Esposito K, Green M, Stagnaro-Green A, Bull J, Mejicano GC. Implementing entrustable professional activities in UME: Early lessons from the AAMC Core EPAs for entering residency pilot. Epub ahead of print, Jan 3 Acad Med. 2017.

Ryan MS, Bishop S, Browning JD, Anand RJ, Waterhouse E, Rigby F, Al-Mateen C, Lee C, Bradner M, Colbert-Getz JM. Are scores from NBME subject examinations valid measures of knowledge acquired during clinical clerkships? Epub ahead of print, Dec 20. Acad Med. 2016. 

Ryan MS, Colbert-Getz JM, Glenn SN, Browning JD, Anand RJ. Does the NBME surgery shelf exam constitute "double jeopardy?? Predicting shelf exam performance from USMLE Step 1 scores. Am J Surg. Dec 2016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 28007315

Lomis K, Ryan MS, Amiel J, Cocks P, Uthman M, Esposito K. Core entrustable professional activities for entering residency pilot group update: considerations for medical science educators. Med Sci Educ. 2016. DOI 10.1007/s40670-016-0282-3.

Ryan MS, Lockeman K, Feldman M, Dow A. The gap between current and ideal approaches to the Core EPAs: A mixed methods study of recent medical school graduates. Med Sci Educ. 2016; 26: 463-473

Kimbrough TN, Heh V, Wijesooriya NR, Ryan MS*. Family-centered rounds and medical student performance on the NBME Pediatrics subject (shelf) examination: A retrospective cohort study. Med Educ Online 2016; 21: 30919. PMID: 27087016

Reddy ST, Zegarek MH, Fromme HB, Ryan MS, Schumann SA, Harris IB. Barriers and Facilitators to Effective Feedback: A Qualitative Analysis of Data From Multispecialty Resident Focus Groups. J Grad Med Educ. 2015; 7: 214-219. PMID: 26221437

Mischler M, Ryan MS, Leyenaar JK, Markowsky A, Seppa M, Wood K, Ren J, Asche C, Gigliotti F, Biondi E, Epidemiology of bacteremia in previously healthy febrile infants: A follow-up study. Hosp Pediatr 2015; 5: 293-300. PMID: 26034160

Ryan MS, Levine LJ, Colbert-Getz JM, Spector ND, Fromme, HB. Advising medical students for the match: a national survey of pediatrics clerkship directors. Acad Pediatr. 2015; 15; 374-379. PMID: 25922334.

Biondi EA, Mischler M, Jerardi KE, Statile AM, French J, Evans R, Lee V, Chen C, Asche C, Ren J, Shah SS, Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network. Collaborators: Bendel-Stenzel M, Horstmann S, Leyenaar JK, Markowsky A, Ryan MS, Schafer M, Seppa M, Stubblefield SC, Wood K, Belt AV. Blood culture time to positivity in febrile infants with bacteremia. JAMA Pediatr. 2014; 168: 844-9.

Ryan MS, Vanderbilt AA, Lewis TW, Madden MA. Benefits and barriers among volunteer teaching faculty: Comparison between those who precept and those who do not in the core pediatrics clerkship. Med Educ Online 2013; 18: 1-7. PMID:23643334.

Ralston S, Garber M, Narang S, Shen M, Pate B, Pope J, Lossius M, Croland T, Bennett J, Jewell J, Krugman S, Robbins E, Nazif J, Liewehr S, Miller A, Marks M, Pappas R, Pardue J, Quinonez R, Fine BR, Ryan M. Decreasing unnecessary utilization in acute bronchiolitis care: Results from the value in inpatient pediatrics network. J Hosp Med. 2013; 8: 25-30. PMID: 23047831.

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  • Specialty: Pediatric Hospital Medicin

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Clinical Interests

  • Undergraduate and graduate medical education
  • Simulation
  • Hospital medicine
  • Quality improvement

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