Barbara A. Ryan

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Barbara Ryan’s area of expertise is health care law and medical malpractice defense litigation, particularly the defense of physicians before the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). A major part of her practice is also advising institutional clients on regulatory issues, investigations and plans of correction to enhance patient safety. Ms. Ryan has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Healthcare Risk Management of New York, which is the local chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). She has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the NY State Bar Association Health Law Section, and is a Past Chair of the Section's Committee on Health Professionals and Professional Discipline. Ms. Ryan has been an active member of the legal community. She has served as President of both the New York Women’s Bar Association and The Judges And Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. Ms. Ryan has also served as a member of the First Appellate Department Disciplinary Committee. Before practicing law, Ms. Ryan was a Nurse Manager at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center (now New York Presbyterian Hospital). She is a 1989 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. Ms. Ryan frequently lectures on professional licensure, risk management and medical malpractice issues. She has also taught courses in Healthcare Risk Management and Elder Law, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

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