Stephen A. Ryan Inducted Into the Prestigious College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Stephen A. Ryan, longtime shareholder and practice group chair in the Health Care Department at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (the College) on Friday, November 15th. The nation’s oldest medical society, the College was modeled after London’s Royal College of Physicians and established in 1787 by a group of physicians that included Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of our nation’s Declaration of Independence.

Mr. Ryan is one of 21 newly-elected Fellows of the College, and the only attorney in this current class, which is made up of civic leaders, public health advocates, academics, and other professionals who work together to better serve the public.

As part of its mission to advance the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine, the College strives to: enable individuals, families, and communities to take greater responsibility for their health; improve the health of the public through service to health professionals; enhance appreciation of the heritage of medicine; and provide information for the development of health policy.

Mr. Ryan chairs both the Birth and Catastrophic Injury and the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Liability Practice Groups at Marshall Dennehey. He has 40+ years of medical malpractice litigation experience and has tried more than 220 major medical malpractice cases to verdict. In addition to defending hospitals, physicians and all manner of health care facilities and professionals, Mr. Ryan also represents drug and medical device manufacturers in litigation and monitors these cases and all birth injury defense cases firmwide. He is a graduate of Villanova University and the Villanova University School of Law.

He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® since 1985, which is the highest attorney rating for professional competence. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America organization as the Philadelphia region “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in 2013, 2017 and 2019. He has also been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by the Super Lawyers organization.

“We are thrilled that the prestigious College of Physicians of Philadelphia has recognized Steve’s many accomplishments and contributions to the medical profession, both here in the Philadelphia region and beyond,” said T. Kevin FitzPatrick, Director of Marshall Dennehey’s Health Care Department. “From his victory in Pappas v. U.S. Healthcare, a landmark case involving liability of managed care organizations for medical decisions that was upheld by The United States Supreme Court, to serving as national counsel in the Ephedra mass tort drug litigation, Steve has always represented clients with brilliant lawyering and the utmost professionalism.”