John J. Ryan, MD, FACC, FAHA

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Utah Health Science Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Dr. Ryan is a cardiologist with extensive training and experience in research investigation and clinical patient care. He is a nationally renowned specialist in pulmonary hypertension and has an appointment in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah.

Dr. Ryan has won more than ten university awards in Ireland, Boston and Chicago. He received Ireland’s prestigious Ceannt Medal, for ranking first in Ireland’s National High School exit exam. He was also an acknowledged scholar at University College Cork and in 2004 received their Blayney Medal for graduating at the top of his class from the University College Cork, School of Medicine. He was also awarded the Stewart Medal from the National University of Ireland in 2004 for being among the highest-ranking medical graduates in Ireland.

After postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and General Surgery at Cork University Hospital in Cork, Ireland, he was moved to Boston University. Between 2005 and 2009 he trained in Boston in Internal Medicine, ultimately being selected as the Chief Resident for Boston University. In Boston, he received awards for humanism from Boston University and the Department of Medicine’s Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.

After Boston, Dr. Ryan moved to Chicago and completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine and Pulmonary Hypertension at the University of Chicago, where he served as Chief Cardiology Fellow. At the University of Chicago he was awarded Teaching Fellow of the Year from the Department of Medicine and was served on the Illinois-American College of Cardiology Board of Governors. After fellowship, he undertook advanced training in pulmonary hypertension. For his work in pulmonary hypertension he was awarded the Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.

Dr. Ryan’s research in pulmonary hypertension has been published in leading cardiovascular journals including Circulation, CHEST, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, among others.