Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Professional Bio

Ryan Buckley, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Section of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies in food science and human nutrition. He then earned his MD from the University of South Florida and completed residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Buckley then served as Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. He has spent three years as an academic hospitalist at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the QI Core Faculty in the Department of Medicine and filled various roles in quality improvement education in both undergraduate and graduate medical programs.

Dr. Buckley’s academic interests include healthcare delivery innovation, QI education, design thinking, curriculum development, and the interplay between patient safety and provider wellness. He is excited to develop creative solutions to new challenges that await him in his role as Director of the Faculty Development Program for the Section of Hospital Medicine at Vanderbilt.


MD - University of South Florida - 2012
Residency - Internal Medicine - University of South Carolina - 2015
Residency - Chief- Quality and Safety - Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center - 2016