Kenneth J. Ryan, MD

Professor of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology

Dr. Ryan was the College of Medicine Dean for Academic Affairs from 2000 until his retirement in 2007. He also served as interim vice president and dean during that period. From 1972 to 2001 he was Chief of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories and from 1990 to 2000 Medical Director of the UMC Clinical Laboratories. He trained in clinical and public health microbiology with John Sherris at the University of Washington. His publications include studies of antimicrobial susceptibility testing, bacterial identification, nosocomial infection, laboratory computer systems, and molecular epidemiology.

  • MD: University of Washington, 1966
Honors and Awards
  • Board Member, American Board of Medical Microbiology
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Clinical Pathology
  • Editorial Board, The NIH Bacteriology and Mycology Study Section
  • Member, The Microbiology and Parasitology Test Committee of the American Board of Pathology
  • Associate Editor of Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Editor, Sherris Medical Microbiology - a textbook for medical students