A Pilot studies the art of medicine
Ryan England, MD, ’17
A former pilot in the U.S. Navy, Ryan England earned his Bachelor of Science degree “With Distinction” in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. At flight training school, he was exposed to flight medicine and aviation physiology, and decided to change course to study the art of medicine. After completing a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Goucher College, he worked as a research technician with Dr. June Wu ’96, in the Vascular Anomalies Laboratory, investigating infantile hemangiomas, and was first author on two publications in The Annals of Plastic Surgery and Stem Cells Translational Medicine. At P&S, Ryan was selected as the sole student representative to the Columbia University Medical Center’s Board of Advisors. He was also a Macy Scholar, focusing on inter-professional teamwork, as well as a member of the P&S Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Leadership Academy. In each of his four years, he was elected as an Alumni Association Representative and served as Human Relations Chair for CoSMO, the student-run clinic for uninsured neighborhood patients. Ryan also served as production editor for the revitalized Columbia Medical Review, and was a graphic designer for the P&S Alumni Office as well as the Wu Family China Center for Health Initiatives. The culmination of his academic and clinical work at P&S resulted in Ryan’s induction into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, recognizing Ryan’s commitment to compassionate patient care, service, professionalism, and leadership in medicine. Following graduation, Ryan will be doing his PGY-1 year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and will then begin his residency in diagnostic and interventional radiology at Johns Hopkins.