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Ryan Coughlin, MD, BA

Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine; Assistant Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine

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Ryan Coughlin, MD, BA


Dr. Coughlin is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. He serves as Assistant Residency Program Director and is also a member of 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 austere emergency medical support, such as wilderness, tactical, 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, and is a member of Connecticut's Region 2 Emergency Planning Team Steering Committee (REPT-SC).

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 challenging high-performing residents, resident-teacher feedback, mass casualty preparedness, active shooter and hostile event response, and prehospital ultrasound for dyspneic adult patients.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University (2020)
  • Fellow
    Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Medical Services (2017)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program (2016)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program (2016)
  • MD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Medical Doctorate (2012)
  • BA
    Tufts University, Mathematics (2008)

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