Richard Colgan, MD
Professor of Family Medicine
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Richard Colgan, M.D., is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and vice chairman for Medical Student Education and Clinical Operations in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is the director of Academic Community Programs to include the Maryland Area Health Education Center and Executive Health.
Dr. Colgan completed a family medicine residency and served as chief resident in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 1986. He has been active in the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, serving in many leadership roles, including president.
Dr. Colgan practiced family medicine in Annapolis, Maryland until 1998, prior to joining the University of Maryland Department of Family Medicine. His special interest within family practice is infections in primary care.
He is a Colonel in the Maryland Defense Force. Dr. Colgan received the Golden Apple award for teaching excellence and has been inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha by the medical student body. He has been chosen by Baltimore Magazine and other national organizations as a TOP DOC!
Dr. Colgan is the author of more than 60 scientific articles and the author of two books, including the recently released Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring.
University of Maryland Medical Center
Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.
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Autonomous School Medical Sciences, 1982
Prince George's Hospital Center, 1983
University of Maryland Medical Center, 1986
American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine, 2013