Ryan Coughlin, MD

Instructor in Emergency Medicine; Assistant EMS Fellowship Director; Associate EMS Medical Director

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medicine


Dr. Coughlin is a Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine. He serves as Assistant EMS Fellowship Director, Associate EMS Medical Director, and EMS residency rotation coordinator. He is also a member of the Sponsor Hospital Area Response Physician (SHARP) Team, the only state-certified EMS physician response team in Connecticut.  

Dr. Coughlin has specific interests in tactical emergency medical support and disaster preparedness.  He is an instructor with the West Hartford Police Tactical & Protective Medical Branch Cadre, providing education for CT State Police, SWAT, Marshall, Fire, and Paramedic personnel.  He serves as the physician leadership on the Connecticut specialty care transport development committee, which is currently undergoing efforts to create an official higher level of pre-hospital provider in the state.   

Dr. Coughlin has networked with EMS physicians nationally to create shared open-source fellowship education, EMS board review materials, and lecture libraries.  His current research projects include prehospital ultrasound for dyspneic adult patients, and several QI projects.

Education & Training

MD University of Massachusetts Medical School, Medical Doctorate (2012)
BA Tufts University, Mathematics (2008)
Fellow Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Medical Services
Chief Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Board Certification AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2017)

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