Ryan Byrne, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He sees patients both in an outpatient setting as well as on the consult-liaison service at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Dr. Byrne earned his Bachelor of Science degree in medical microbiology, immunology and political science from the University of Wisconsin in 2003. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison in 2007, and then completed a residency in psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2010. Finally Dr. Byrne completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Dr. Byrne has played a key role in the implementation of the Charles E. Kubly Child Psychiatry Access Project which is designed to educate and assist community pediatricians with meeting the needs of children with psychiatric problems. Besides Dr Byrne’s interest in community liaison psychiatry services, his clinical interest includes medical-psychiatric interface.
His care philosophy is that he conceptualizes psychiatric diagnoses using a disease model with biological and psychosocial causes, not unlike the majority of diseases treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He believes that treating mental illness requires a team approach, with members of that team including the patient, their family, therapists and doctors.
Psychiatry - General, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry