Richard Colgan, MD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Director of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Dr. Colgan completed a family medicine residency and served as Chief Resident in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 1986. Dr. Colgan has been active in the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, serving in many leadership roles, including President. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of its quarterly publication, Maryland Family Doctor.
Dr. Colgan practiced family medicine in Annapolis, Maryland until 1998, prior to joining the University of Maryland Department of Family Medicine to serve as its Medical Director and Director of Student and Employee Health.
In July 2005 Dr. Colgan was asked to serve as Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Family Medicine, as well as course master for the family medicine clerkship and electives in family medicine. Other teaching and mentoring activities include serving as a clinical instructor in gross anatomy lab, small group leader in bacteriology, professionalism and Introduction to Clinical Medicine. He is the faculty advisor to the Family Medicine Interest Group and the Catholic Medical Student Association.
Dr. Colgan has been listed in Best Doctors in America. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Maryland Defense Force. In 2005 he received the Maryland State Active Duty Medal for Outstanding Service in support of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, as well as a Governor's Citation in recognition of volunteer efforts to assist in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2007 Dr. Colgan was chosen by the student body to be its nominee to the AAMC for its annual humanism award, was inducted into the schools Humanism honor society and was inducted into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. In 2008 he was awarded the American Medical Student Association Golden Apple clinical faculty teaching award by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine graduating medical school student body. He was also awarded student council faculty teaching awards in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
He is the author of the book Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine, published by Springer.
Dr. Colgan lives in Annapolis, MD, with his wife Deborah and their three children, Kathleen, Michael and Conor.
Medical Student education, humanism in medicine, anti-infective therapies in the outpatient setting, urinary tract infections
Clinical SpecialityFamily medicine
Colgan, R.,, Stewart D., Rooks, Y and Iafolla, C. Increasing student interest in family medicine and urban health care:The family care tract, Maryland Medicine, 2009;10(1):21-3.
Minken, S. Doyle, J., Colgan, R., Brown, P., "Waging Peace: A Military Medical Humanitarian Mission to Bosnia Herzegovinia", Surgical Grand Rounds, Nov, 2007.
Stewart DL, Feinstein SE, Colgan R. Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies, Prim Care. 2006 Sep;33(3):613-23, v. Review.
Colgan, R., Davis, K., Barish, R., "Operation Lifeline, Medical Response To Hurricane Katrina", Maryland Medicine, Autumn, 2005. [Reprinted State Defense Journal, Vol 2, No. I., Spring, 2006].
Colgan, R., Nicolle, L, MacGloan, A., Hooton, T, "Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults", American Family Physician, Sep 15, 2006, vol 74, no. 6, pages 985-990.
Colgan, R. "Heirs of Family Practice", Maryland Family Doctor, Spring 2006.
Stewart, D., Colgan, R., Rooks, Y., "Family Medicine Education for Medical Students and Residents", Maryland Family Doctor, Fall, 2005.
Klimberg, Ira, Shockey, Gerald, Ellison, Howard, Freida Fuller-Jonap, Colgan, R, Song, James, Keating, Karen and Cyrus, Pamela, "Time to Symptom Relief For Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection Treated With Extended-Release Ciprofloxacin: A Prospective, Open-label, Uncontrolled Primary Care Study", Current Medical Research Opinion, vol 21, no. 8, 2005, pages 1241-1250.
Nicolle, Lindsay E., Bradley, Suzzanne, Colgan, R, Rice, James C., Schaeffer, Anthony and Hooton, Thomas M. "IDSA Guideline For The Diagnosis and Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria In Adults", Clin Inf Dis, March 1, 2005.
Colgan, R., Keating, K, Dougouih, M, "Survey of Symptom Burden in Woman with Uncomplicated UTIs", Clinical Drug Evaluation February, 2004.
Brunton, S, Carmichael, B, Colgan, R., "AECB: A Primary Care Consensus Guideline", American Journal of Managed Care, Oct, 2004.
Colgan, R., Michocki, R., Geisman, L., Wolff Moore, Tracy A., "Antiviral Drugs in the Immunocompetent Host, Parts I & II", American Family Physician, February 15, 2003.
Colgan, R. "I'm Sorry I was Late", Academic Medicine, October 2002, vol. 77, No. 10.
Colgan, R., Anderson, Larry D., "Searching for the Teaching Moment: Reflections of a Family Physician Instructor in Gross Anatomy Laboratory". Family Medicine, September 2002, Vol. 34, No. 8.
Colgan, R., Murphy, Frank P. et. al, "Skin and Skin Structure Infections: Challenges in Management", Medical Crossfire, September 2002, Vol 3, No. 10.
Colgan, R., "Recognizing the True Poetry of Life", Maryland Family Doctor, Winter, 2002.
Colgan, R. "Responding to a Quality Assurance Audit", Family Practice Management, July 2001.
Colgan, R., Powers, John. "Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing: Implications for Limiting Antibiotic Resistance". American Family Physician, 2001; 64 (6): 999-1004.
Bosker, G., Carson Culley C., Colgan, R. et al. "Urinary Tract Infections and The Cost of Antimicrobial Resistance", Postgraduate Medicine, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., August 2001.
Colgan, R. et. al. "Urinary Tract Infections: Primary Care Perspectives, A Special Report". Postgraduate Medicine, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., December 2000.
Carson, Culley C., Colgan, R. et. al. "Current Management of UTI in Women, a Supplement to Patient Care", published Medical Economics, Fall, 2000.
Childs, S., Colgan, R. and Warren, J. "IDSA Treatment Guidelines for Acute, Uncomplicated Cystitis in Women - A Review of their Development, Content and Barriers to Physician Adherence," an article included in: "Urinary Tract Infection Incidence, Recurrence and Treatment", Postgraduate Medicine, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. December 2000.
Colgan, R., "Technology in the New Millennium", Maryland Family Doctor, winter, 2000.
Colgan, R. "Quixotic, Isn't It?" Maryland Family Doctor, Winter, 1999.
Ferentz KS, Sobal J, and Colgan R. "Family Medicine Residency Training - Three or Four Years? Opinions of Residency Directors, Third Year Residents and Recent Residency Graduates". Journal of Family Practice, 1988; 27 (4): 414-20.
Ferentz KS, Sobal J, and Colgan R. "Hospital Privileges for Family Physicians: Patterns of Recent Residency Graduates, Residency Director Perceptions and Resident Expectations". Journal of Family Practice, 1988; 27 (3): 297-301.