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Director of Procedural Simulation

Dr. Walsh joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University in 2017 after completing eight years of active duty service in the United States Army Medical Corps. During that time Dr. Walsh completed two Middle East deployments, one as a Battalion Surgeon and one on a Damage Control Surgical Team. Dr. Walsh completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He then stayed on as an attending within the Department of Emergency Medicine serving in the roles of clerkship director, assistant program director, and research director. Dr. Walsh has received the Government Services chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Rising Star award in 2016 and was awarded the Madigan Army Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine Active-Duty Faculty of the year award in 2017. After coming to Vanderbilt, he became the Director of Procedural Simulation where he has helped to develop the procedure curriculum for the Emergency Medicine residency. He has published and presented many of the task trainers he has created on the national and international level. Other areas of research interest are airway management, resident education, and virtual reality in simulation. He is married to Lindsey and has two young children. When not in the hospital he enjoys hiking, camping, cycling, and mountain biking.


Ryan Walsh, MD

Director of Procedural Education and Training
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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