Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

70 Patient Ratings
65 Patient Comments

Darin T. Ryujin, M.S., PA-C, M.P.A.S.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

70 Patient Ratings
65 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2016
Sleep-Wake Center
375 Chipeta Way , Suite 200A
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Darin Ryujin, Assistant Professor (clinical) is a Physician Assistant at the Sleep Wake Center. He has provided patient care at the Sleep-Wake Center since 2003. As a Sleep Medicine provider, his clinical interests include general and cross-cultural sleep medicine.

Darin received his Master’s of Science from Marshall University and his Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also currently the Director of Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Thoracic Society and American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Press-Ganey top 10% in Nation for Patient Satisfaction.

He is a NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant.

His current research interests include treatment of sleep disordered breathing in under represented groups.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Internal Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Program
Board Certification National Board for Respiratory Care
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 23, 2017

Lots of time and so helpful

December 24, 2016

I felt like I was given the best care by a knowledgeable and caring provider

November 12, 2016

I liked Darin very much. His friendliness made me relax and I felt very comfortable talking with him about my concerns & condition.

September 20, 2016

very helpful and thoughtful

August 18, 2016

I expressed my reluctance to use medication for a tangential issue (not the reason for my visit) that I've had for years. I didn't bring it up, it was part of a series of questions. Darin prescribed something anyway. On that one issue, I didn't feel heard.

July 26, 2016

Darin, Has always been so understanding and willing to do anything to make sure I am doing well.

July 18, 2016

Darin is very professional. Listens to my concerns and makes me part of the overall plan and putting me in charge of my health care

July 12, 2016

Very happy with my appointment

July 07, 2016

Both Darin Ryujin and Mary were very concerned about my wellbeing. I would hesitate to recommend them, however, because the practice is already overprecribed (see comment about appointment availability).

June 14, 2016

very good

May 28, 2016

He is the nicest, most thorough, most caring provider I have ever seen. He spent time with me and did not rush through the appointment. I am so glad he is my provider at the Sleep-wake Center.

May 21, 2016

Lucky to have Darin as my provider!

May 16, 2016

Darin continues to be an excellent provider.

April 23, 2016

went immediately to help me with my pap machine

April 16, 2016

Very thorough in his questioning about my concerns and current medical problems.

April 11, 2016

Darin is great. He's one of my favorite providers.

April 10, 2016

Excellent in every way.

March 09, 2016


February 26, 2016

Darin is very professional and caring.

February 20, 2016

Good experience. Answered questions. Knowledgeable

February 15, 2016

Darin's expertise, professionalism and kindness is of the highest quality. I highly recommend him.

February 12, 2016

He is an amazing doctor and really takes the time to care for you.

January 09, 2016

Darin is an awesome provider. He is very thorough and always has my best interest in mind. My apneas/hour had gone up and he was quick to determine what needs to be done to help correct it.

January 08, 2016

outstanding interaction

December 16, 2015

I felt that Dr. Ryujin was sensitive to other medical problems that might be causing not only my sleep problems but my anxiety and depression as well. I finally felt some hope when he asked if I would like to talk with a sleep psychologist.

December 11, 2015

I had a good experience, Dr. show very knowledgeable on the specialty.

November 24, 2015

I am dismayed about the CPAP treatment and make a difficult patient

October 26, 2015

He was great

October 25, 2015

very good

May 11, 2015

Darin seemed to genuinely care about my health. He went out of his way to explain things in a way that I could understand.

April 26, 2015

Darren was really tolerant of working with us as a couple. I appreciated it, as did my husband.

April 18, 2015

Unbelievable how much care and patience this Doctor has for his Patient

March 09, 2015

he doesn't have time to take on new patients he needs help

February 25, 2015

Felt like he took a difficult problem and made me feel like he cared. Was very thoughtful and worked me.

February 24, 2015

Again, why an hour wait last year and this year?

February 22, 2015

Ryan the PA who saw me provided me with several insights about my condition that I was not aware of. I'm grateful for his thoroughness and concern.

February 02, 2015

Darren is awesome. He is always very thorough and takes the time to answer any questions I have.

December 12, 2014

Great !

October 10, 2014

We were impressed.

August 03, 2014

covered all concerns

July 18, 2014

Darin is awesome! He called me to explain the results in a way that I understood and asked what options I would like. Nice to have a provider involve me in the plan of care.

July 18, 2014


May 30, 2014

My PA was extremely helpful. He was really clear and made sure I understood what our plan of care would be. Couldnt ask for better. I highly recommend him and the rest of the staff. Espically the gal that checks you in and the sweet lady that checks you out. Very nice ladies.

April 29, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit with the doctor. He was very good with me and took the time I needed to ask and answer all my questions. If I decide to go with the surgery it will no doubt be this doctor.

February 03, 2014

Was very nice. I appreciated that he understood I had time constraints since my apt started late, and he got me out of there on time.

December 16, 2013

The PA student was great.

December 09, 2013

he/they shows experience and knowledge and treated me as well as expected

July 23, 2013

i felt like a number instead of a person with a health need

July 23, 2013

Darin is awesome!

July 09, 2013

Darin is quite good.

May 28, 2013

Dr. Darin is great, very friendly and has a great sense of humor. He is very concerned about my problems and is always willing to help in any way possible. He was wonderful.

May 07, 2013

Everyone takes their time to be sure that I am included in my healthcare decisions. I am always amazed at how much time they are willing to share with me during the consultations.

April 26, 2013

Darin was amazing. He was professional, personal, caring. One of the best providers I have EVER seen. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. He explained everything to me very well, never spoke down to me, encouraged me and really listened to me. He was sensitive to the costs of procedures and explained all of my options. I feel confident in putting my health into his care.

April 01, 2013

The entire experience was satisfactory.

March 18, 2013

Always good, have a lot of trust in Dr.

February 27, 2013

Incressed the pressure which really helped and got a new sryle of mask which I havent got yet.

February 15, 2013

Response to my statements of how depression has my affected communicating about CPAP was reassurance that it was my needs they were there to meet. Though intern said little, she made eye-contact and appeared to be involved with my interactions with Dr. Ryujin.

December 04, 2012

I thought Darin was great! He is very easy to talk to and I feel really wants to help me get better sleep and be more active and alert during the day.

November 27, 2012

Darin is the best care provider. He takes the time to talk with you and tell you things that other care providers will not tell you. This guy is amazing.

September 10, 2012

Darin is very professional and spends time making sure I understand exactly what's going on.

February 21, 2012


February 10, 2012

Dr. Ryujin was very patient and spent a lot of time with me. I really appreciate it. He was thoughtful, kind, and included me in the discussion of continued care.

January 31, 2012

Darin took a lot of time with me. He explained the results of test information he had, addressed my questions in language I could understand, and was sympathetic and encouraging when I expressed any concerns or questions.

January 24, 2012

Always a wonderful experience with the care I receive!

January 24, 2012

Meeting with my care provider Darin Ryujin is like working in a partnership built on respect empathy and trust. His ability to communicate (listen and express) the situation demonstrates his care for his patients and his belief that people should be treated with respect and dignity.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Multicultural Perspectives
  • Health Disparities

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Internal Medicine - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Program
Board Certification National Board for Respiratory Care
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
Division of Physician Assistant Studies
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Darin Ryujin, MS, MPAS, PA-C is the Director of Inclusion and Diversity for UPAP.

Darin’s responsibilities as the Director of Inclusion and Diversity include: enhancing the

program and university's commitment to diversity and equity by deconstructing

intolerance, prejudice and marginalization, while contributing to the equal access,

academic achievement, persistence and retention of all students in order to ensure the

educational equity and graduation of all students. Additionally, he provides

opportunities for cross-cultural competence, coordinating outreach and community

service projects, student advising and support. Furthermore, one of Darin’s primary

objectives is to create a more structurally diverse program through not only the

recruitment and retention of well-qualified diverse students but also diverse faculty and

staff. Darin is also involved with the recruitment and mentoring of racially, socially, and

economically diverse and underrepresented pre-PA students.

Darin’s other responsibilities include: Clinical Associate for tutorial groups, the

designing of and teaching in the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence Curriculum

and as well as teaching Pulmonology courses. Darin also serves on the Admissions and

Selection Committees, Didactic Team, Faculty advisor for PASSED and a clinic

preceptor for PA students. At the University level is a member of the Associate Vice

President’s Office for Health Equity and Inclusion Core Group. Nationally, Darin serves

on the PAEA Inclusion and Diversity Council Subcommittee for Recruitment and

Retention. He is involved with campus wide diversity efforts and is the faculty advisor

for the Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association (Pre-PASO) at the University of


Clinically Darin works at the University of Sleep-Wake Center and is a 2003 UPAP


Darin, partner Sandy and twin daughters enjoy traveling, great food, the outdoors and

their dog.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Physician Assistant
Graduate Training Marshall University
Exercise Physiology
Undergraduate University of Utah
Exercise Physiology


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