Faculty Profile: Beth Ryder, MD

Beth Ryder
Beth Ryder, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Work: +1 401-553-8303
Areas of interest include weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, surgical education, and emerging technologies for minimally invasive surgery.


Dr. Ryder received her ScB in Biology from Brown University and her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. She returned to Brown for her internship and residency in General Surgery, followed by a fellowship year at Rhode Island Hospital in Minimally Invasive Surgery. She currently practices at both Rhode Island Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center and serves as Co-Director of the Student Core Clerkship in Surgery.

Grants and Awards

Outstanding Intern Award, Department of Surgery, Alpert Medical School (2000)
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, Alpert Medical School (2001, 2008-10)
Pfizer Humanitarian Award, Department of Surgery, Alpert Medical School (2002)
Haffenreffer Fellow in Medical Sciences, Alpert Medical School (2003-2004)
Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, Department of Surgery, Alpert Medical School (2007)
Commencement Marshall for Invited Guests, Alpert Medical School (2009)


American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Association for Surgical Education
Rhode Island Medical Society
Providence Surgical Society
Rhode Island Medical Women's Association

Teaching Experience

Co-director, Surgery Core Clerkship, Alpert Medeical School