BRYAN, MD, DAVID JAMES
passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home in Groton, MA surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Providence, a son of the late James J. and Elizabeth E. (Millerick) Bryan. Dr. Bryan was a well-respected Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Lahey Health in Burlington, MA and their satellite facilities for over 30 years. In addition to his clinical practice, he led several research fellowships focused on Cellular, Tissue, and Organ Culture and Peripheral Nerve Regeneration at Lahey Health.
Raised and educated in Cranston, RI, David was the co-valedictorian of his graduating class at Cranston High School West. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a fellowship to study cryogenics at the Medical Research Center in London, England. He graduated Cum Laude from Harvard Medical School, completing his general surgery and plastics reconstructive residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
Dr. Bryan received many accolades and was recognized consistently in Boston Magazine's "Guide to the Best Doctors in the Boston Area". He was also featured in the Consumer's Research Council of America's "Guide to America's Top Plastic Surgeons." Throughout his career, Dr. Bryan was adored by his many patients and sought after by his peers for his professional expertise.
Dr. Bryan was passionate about education and took great pride in the clinical instruction he provided his residents. For many years, he donated his time to instruct and mentor undergraduate students at Harvard and MIT enrolled in a Health Science and Technology seminar entitled the "Arts and Science of Medicine."
Dr. Bryan applied his skills in the restoration of his historic home known as "The Elms." He designed, planted, and maintained many flower gardens and re-created a fruit orchard to what would have been in the 19th century.
David is survived by his brother Thomas J. Bryan and his wife Cynthia of North Smithfield, RI, his sister Susan M Bryan of Greenville, RI, and nieces Emma and Madeline Bryan.
His funeral will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10 AM from the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rt.44) Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Philip's Church, 622 Putnam Ave., Greenville at 11am. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018 from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the David James Bryan, MD Memorial Scholarship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be appreciated.
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