Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH '95

Dr. Carroll-teaching in front of white boardIn 2010, Ryan Carroll ('95) transitioned to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for Children and Harvard Medical School to serve as an attending physician in their PICU and to continue research in cerebral malaria, overseeing a clinical trial for pediatric patients with cerebral malaria in Mbarara, Uganda, working with the Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Medicins Sans Frontieres/Epicentre. In addition to malaria-related research in Uganda, he works closely with the Center for Global Health at MGH, and the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technology, helping develop appropriate medical technology for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Ryan, who was a Biology major at Wheaton, says that "Wheaton helped set the stage by providing me with a strong foundation in science, working closely with professors as a teaching assistant, while placing special emphasis on work in LMICs."

Academic events prior to assuming his position at MGH and Harvard Medical School:

  • MPH in International Health from Loma Linda University, with a focus on Palestinian and Bedouin health
  • MD from the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) as a member of the charter class (2002), with an emphasis in International Health and work with the Christian Medical Center in Vellore, India
  • Pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, collaborating with Jeffrey Sachs' Earth Institute Millennium Village Project in rural Kenya
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine from Children's Memorial Hospital (CMH), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, with a research focus in the pathophysiology of cerebral malaria
  • Yearly work with the Blantyre Malaria Project in Malawi, Africa
  • Continued work with CMH as an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU
  • Post-doctoral research in tropical infectious diseases (specifically malaria) supported by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Burroughs Wellcome Fund and NIH Loan Repayment programs