Ryan Newberry, DO, MPH

Credentials: Assistant Professor (CHS)

Pronouns: Division of Prehospital Medicine

Administrative Support:
Sara Schils (sschils@medicine.wisc.edu)

Ryan Newberry


Assistant Medical Director, UW Health Med Flight
Fellowship Director, Critical Care Transport/Helicopter EMS
Medical Director, Dane County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team EMS

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Undergraduate: Loras College
Medical School:
 Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate: University of Texas School of Public Health
Residency: San Antonio Military Medical Center – Chief Resident
Fellowship: San Antonio Military Medical Center – EMS & Disaster Medicine
Fellowship: London’s Air Ambulance, Bart’s Health NHS Trust – Helicopter EMS

A native of northwestern Illinois, Dr. Newberry was a firefighter/paramedic for the Freeport and Rockford, Ill. fire departments as well as a critical care flight paramedic for OSF LifeLine Helicopter prior to attending the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium emergency medicine residency program at Brooke Army Medical Center, where he completed subsequent fellowships in EMS and Disaster Medicine. Dr. Newberry was also the first American to complete both the flight physician secondment (fellowship) with the world-renown London’s Air Ambulance (London, England) and the United Kingdom’s Medical Emergency Response Team (U.K. MERT) selection course. A combat veteran, Dr. Newberry completed several deployments with U.S. Army Forward Resuscitation and Surgical Teams, as well as a tour with the British Army.

Dr. Newberry holds board certifications in both emergency medicine and EMS and is a Fellow of the National Association of EMS Physicians (FNAEMS). Dr. Newberry has experience working in both community settings and academic medical centers. He has also maintained a strong interest in prehospital medicine throughout his military career, serving as the program director of the Military EMS and Disaster Fellowship in San Antonio, TX, as well as an associate medical director for the UT Health Emergency Health Sciences Office of the Medical Director and the San Antonio Fire Department from 2016-2022.

His research interests include advanced trauma procedures, cardiac arrest resuscitation, damage control resuscitation, and mass casualty incident response. He currently works clinically as an emergency physician with the BerbeeWalsh Emergency Department at UW Health, as well as a flight physician with UW Health Med Flight. Dr. Newberry also serves the community as medical director for Dane County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team (TRT), where he works with a group of on-call Tactical Medics (TEMS) who are licensed paramedics in the county.