Dr. Marsha Ryan earned her MD from the University of Oklahoma, and finished her residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She practiced general and breast surgery in Carbondale, until her retirement in 2017. Dr. Ryan received her JD from the SIU School of Law in 1987.
Dr. Ryan has held several medical staff appointments at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, serving as chairman of the department of surgery and chief of staff. She was the medical director of SIH’s Breast Center.
In addition, Dr. Ryan served as president of the SIU Foundation Board and was the campaign chair for the Foundation’s $100 million-dollar Opportunity Through Excellence campaign. She is also a former member of the SIU Board of Trustees, serving from 2017 until 2019.
Dr. Ryan has been very involved in the Carbondale Arts Community and has been the recipient of a variety of community and university awards.
Marsha and her husband, John live in Murphysboro, IL. They have two children, Jack and Kit, who are proud SIU alums as well.