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Richard Colgan, MD

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Family & Community Medicine

Administrative Title:

Vice Chair For Medical Student Education And Clinical Operations, Department Of Family And Community Medicine; Director, Area Health Education (Ahec) Program

Location:

29 S. Paca Street, Lower Level

Phone (Primary):

(667) 214-1800

Fax:

(410) 328-8792

Education and Training

  • Catholic University of America, BA, Biology, Cum Laude, 1977
  • Johns Hopkins University, PhD candidate, Biochemistry, 1978
  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, MD, 1982
  • Prince Georges General Hospital and Medical Center, Fifth Pathway, 1982 – 1983
  • Prince Georges General Hospital and Medical Center, Post-Graduate Year 1, 1983 – 1984
  • University of Maryland Hospital, Family Practice Residency, 1984 – 1986
  • University of Maryland Hospital,  Chief Resident, Family Practice, 1985 – 1986

Biosketch

Dr. Colgan’s career has been marked by a number of significant leadership initiatives and awards for teaching excellence, many coinciding with his 20-year tenure at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. As a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he also serves as vice chairman for medical student education and clinical operations. Dr. Colgan has served as lead investigator on many research projects, including the Medical Student Experience with Primary Care Physicians, the Patient Centered Medical Home, and Care for the Underserved in Maryland, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.

Dr. Colgan has been listed in Best Doctors in America, was chosen by the School of Medicine’s student body as its nominee for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ annual humanism award, and was inducted into the school’s Humanism Honor Society as well as Alpha Omega Alpha. In 2008, he was awarded the American Medical Student Association’s Golden Apple clinical faculty teaching award by the University of Maryland School of Medicine class of 2008. Dr. Colgan is a colonel in the Maryland Defense Force, serving the state of Maryland as a volunteer physician in the 10th Medical Regiment. He is the author of two books: Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine and Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, both published by Springer. He was recently selected to direct the Maryland Area Health Education Center, the School of Medicine’s “Mini-Med School” and “Mini-Med School for Kids” programs, providing medical information to members of the local community. He also is the Director of the School of Medicine’s Executive Health Program.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Urinary Tract Infections, Cystitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Overactive Bladder, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Respiratory Tract Infections, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, COPD, Diabetes, LUTS, Hypertension, Antibiotic Resistance, Antiviral Therapy, Colorectal Cancer, Art of Medicine

Highlighted Publications

Colgan, R., Johnson, J., Kuskoski, M., Gupta, K. Risk Factors for Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Resistance in Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, March 2008

Gupta K, Hooton TM, Naber KG, Wullt B, Colgan R, Miller LG, Moran GJ, Nicolle LE, Raz R, Schaeffer AJ, Soper DE, International Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis and Pyelonephritis in Women:  An Update by the infectious diseases society of America and the European society for microbiology and infectious diseases Clin Inf Dis, Mar;52(5):e103-20

Colgan R, Zaner CI.  A Modern Family JAMA. 2010 304(20):2221-2

Colgan, R, I remember … it was December, Annals of Family Medicine, vol 12, No. 2, March/April, 2014

Books

Colgan, R, Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine, Springer-Verlag, November 2009

Colgan, R. Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, Springer-Verlag, November, 2012

Awards and Affiliations

  • First-Year Post-Graduation Resident of the Year Award, Prince Georges Medical Center, Cheverly, Maryland, 1983
  • Best Junior Family Practice Resident of the Year Award, Prince Georges Medical Center, Cheverly, Maryland, 1984
  • First place Resident Research Award – North American Primary Care Research Group National Meeting, 1986
  • Certificate of Excellence, presented by Anne Arundel Medical Center for pioneering leadership in helping establish the Outreach Clinic (first free medical clinic for the underserved population of Annapolis, Maryland), 1989
  • Chiefs Award of Service, presented by Department of Family Medicine Residents for dedication in providing quality Care to the community, 1989
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Class of 2001, Department of Family Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2001
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Class of 2004, Department of Family Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, 2004
  • Tuerk House Award of Merit for diligence and concern demonstrated in enhancing treatment of those suffering from opioid dependence, 2004
  • Governor’s Citation: In Recognition of Volunteer Efforts to Assist in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Commitment to Provide Relief, Hope and Comfort During Rescue and Rebuilding Efforts, 2005
  • Maryland State Active Duty Medal for Outstanding Support of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, 2005
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005 – present
  • Student Council Faculty Teaching Award, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2008 graduating class, 2008
  • Maryland Defense Force Humanitarian Service Medal for Meritorious direct participation in humanitarian service, 2008
  • Maryland Defense Force Citizenship Medal, 2008
  • American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award, best clinical teacher, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2009 graduating class, 2009
  • Student Council Faculty Teaching Award, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2010 graduating class, 2010
  • Student Council Faculty Teaching Award, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2011 graduating class, 2011
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Family Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2011 graduating class, 2011
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2011 – present
  • Best Doctors, US News and World Reports magazine, 2011
  • Top Doctors in Baltimore, Baltimore magazine, 2010 and 2012
  • Teaching Commendation in Host Defenses and Infectious Diseases for unwavering perseverance of excellence in teaching, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2012 graduating class, 2012
  • Special Award of Recognition “in Appreciation of His Dedication, Time, Talent and Service as Editor-in-Chief of The Maryland Family Doctor, 2001 – 2013,” the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, 2013
  • Western Maryland Area Health Education Center John M. Dennis Award “for noteworthy contributions to off-campus health professional education in Western Maryland through outstanding leadership, ingenuity, advocacy and dedication,” 2013
  • Teaching Commendation in Host Defenses and Infectious Diseases for unwavering perseverance of excellence in teaching, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2016 graduating class, 2013
  • Teaching Commendation in Host Defenses and Infectious Diseases for unwavering perseverance of excellence in teaching, University of Maryland School of Medicine 2017 graduating class, 2014
  • Chosen by Dean E. Albert Reece as University of Maryland School of Medicine nominee to the UM Board of Regents for Elkins Professorship for Academic Transformation Award (decision pending), 2016

Previous Positions

  • Full Partner, Annapolis Family Practice, Annapolis, Maryland, 1986 – 1998
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Medical Director, University Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, 1998 – 2005
  • Director of Student and Employee Health, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, M1998 – 2005
  • Director of Clinical Operations, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, 2004 – 2005
  • Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, 2005 – 2013
  • Director and Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, 2012 – present
  • Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, 2013 – present