Ranney named Woman Physician of the Year
By PBN Staff
April 3, 2019 3:23 pm

PROVIDENCE – An emergency physician and nationally known gun safety advocate is this year’s Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association Woman Physician of the Year.

Dr. Megan L. Ranney, an emergency room physician at Rhode Island and the Miriam hospitals, has been named as the 2019 winner.
The annual award recognizes excellence in the field of medicine along with outstanding community involvement.

Ranney serves as chief researcher and co-founder of The American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine, and was appointed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to co-chair the Governor’s Gun Safety Work Group. She is also the Rhode Island representative on the multistate Governors’ Work Group on Firearm Injury Research, according to a release from the Rhode Island Medical Woman’s Association.

Ranney was also named to the PBN 40 Under Forty Awards Program in 2015.

Ranney graduated from Harvard College and earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was chief resident at Brown University, where she completed her residency training in emergency medicine. Ranney also earned a master’s degree in public health and pursued an injury prevention research fellowship at Brown.

She will be honored on May 21 at the Marriott Providence Downtown.