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Program Speaker

Richard Colgan, MD

Richard Colgan is a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he also serves as vice chairman in the school’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Dr. Colgan received a BA from Catholic University and a MD from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. He was a resident, and then chief resident, in family practice at the University of Maryland. He serves as director of the school’s new Executive Health Program. He is also a colonel in the 10th Medical Regiment of the Maryland Defense Force, the state-organized militia.

Over his career he has won many awards for teaching and volunteer work, including for his efforts in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He has been awarded the Golden Apple for clinical teaching from the American Medical Students Association, several student council teaching awards, has been a faculty inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha, been inducted into the gold Humanism Honor Society, and was the school’s nominee to the Association of American Medical Colleges for its Humanism in Medicine Award. He has been active in the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, serving in many leadership roles, including president.

Dr. Colgan has focused much of his research, teaching and clinical practice on family medicine. Over his career, he has served as a peer reviewer, board member and editor for several journals, including Maryland Family Doctor, Archives of Internal Medicine and The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles as well as two books to inspire today’s physicians, Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, and Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine.

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