University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Internal Medicine and Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TNGeneral Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX;
American College of Surgeons, FellowParkland Surgical SocietySociety of Thoracic Surgeons
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. William Ryan is a cardiothoracic surgeon with more than twenty-five years experience caring for patients with heart and valve disease. Dr. Ryan is an active researcher for the nonprofit Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute (CRSTI), often serving as a lead investigator for national cardiac research studies. Dr. Ryan showed an early interest in thoracoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest and later helped to pioneer port-access valve surgery. He is recognized as one of the few surgeons in the nation experienced in performing the complicated Ross Procedure. A frequent speaker on topics such as port-access heart surgery, the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation and valve repair and replacement operations, Dr. Ryan is an invited lecturer and course director to national and international education symposiums across the globe. He has made dozens of national presentations on cardiac surgery; has published peer review journals on valve repairs, atrial fibrillation surgery, the ROSS procedure and coronary artery surgery.
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