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Areas of Interest 
trauma and acute care surgery, pediatric trauma, resident and medical student education


Captain Ryan Wan, D.O., is an active duty Air Force trauma surgeon with the Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) based out of UAB. In 2023, he became a clinical assistant professor with the UAB Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Before coming to UAB, Wan was an assistant professor of surgery at Uniformed Services University. He also served as a surgeon for SOST and was the trauma czar/ director of deployment for his region.

Wan completed his general surgery residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Wan’s research interests include pediatric trauma and resident and medical student education.

Select Publications

Ryan Wan DO, Madison Morgan BS, Lindsey L. Perea, DO. “Pediatric Intracranial Pressure Surveillance and Quantitative Outcomes in Kids: (PIPSQK) Study.” Trauma. March 2022. doi:10.1177/1460408621103101

Ryan Wan DO, Courtney Docherty DO, Hamza Bhatti DO, Hannah Shin DO, Chelsea Spector MD, Brian Thai BS, Alison Muller, MLS, MSPH, Anthony Martin, RN, BSN, Adrian Ong, MD. “Tracheostomy Dislodgement: Are obese patients at increased long-term risk?” Am J of Surg. March 2022; 223(3): 566-568. doi: 10.1016/J.amjsurg.2021.11.03975.

Honors and Awards

City Avenue Resident Physician of the Year Award - 2020-2021


Medical School
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


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