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John W. Ragsdale, MD, MS

Practice areas

  • Hospital Medicine

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hospitalist



Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia


University of Kentucky, Lexington


General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Additional information


My name is John Ragsdale; I graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. I completed a pediatric internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky, serving as Med-Peds chief resident my final year. After residency, I completed a general internal medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and received a Master of Science in Medical Education. I have given multiple workshops at national meetings on various topics in medical education and faculty development.

My academic interests include curriculum development, physical exam, and clinical reasoning. I am an attending physician on the inpatient internal medicine services.


Ragsdale JW, Van Deusen R, Rubio D, Spagnoletti C.
Recognizing Patients' Emotions: Teaching Health Care Providers to Interpret Facial Expressions.
Acad Med. 2016 Mar 15.