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Kathleen Loker Ryan MD, MPH

Division of Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Academic appointment
  • Assistant clinical professor, Pediatric – Infectious Diseases
Clinical Areas
  • Infectious Diseases – Pediatric
  • Global and Traveler’s Health
  • Undergraduate: B.S. Bacteriology - University of Wisconsin, 2000
  • Medical School: M.D.- University of Wisconsin, 2005
  • Residency: Combined Pediatric & Internal Medicine- Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies / Michigan State University, 2009
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2016
  • Master’s in Public Health: Epidemiology Concentration- University of Cincinnati, 2016
Board Certification:
  • American Board of Pediatrics – Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • American Board of Pediatrics – General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – General Internal Medicine
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – CTropMed
Katie Ryan has interest in medical education, global health and public health. She is the assistant director of the pediatric infectious disease fellowship program and director of the pediatric infectious disease rotation for pediatric residents. She teaches small group and clinical skills for classes for first and second year medical students. Through her involvement in the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), she is working on additional curriculum development projects.
  1. Ryan K, Anderson M, Gaseitsiwe S, Blackard J; Occult and Chronic Hepatitis B in HIV-Positive Batswana, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 2, Issue suppl_1, 1 December 2015, 1678,
  2. Ryan K, Anderson M, Gyurova I, Ambroggio L, Moyo S, Sebunya T, Makhema J, Marlink R, Essex M, Musonda R, Gaseitsiwe S, Blackard J; High Rates of Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection in HIV-Positive Individuals Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Botswana, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 4, Issue 4, 1 October 2017, ofx195,
  3. Farnaes L, Wilke J, Ryan Loker K, Bradley JS, Cannavino CR, Hong DK, Pong A, Foley J, Coufal NG. Community-acquired pneumonia in children: cell-free plasma sequencing for diagnosis and management. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Volume 94, Issue 2 2019 June 2. Pg 188-191

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