Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

32 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Ryan G. O'Hara, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

32 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
(801) 581-8170 University Hospital
Radiology
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Dr. O’Hara completed his medical training at the University of Washington in Seattle followed by training in diagnostic radiology at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. He then travelled to Philadelphia to pursue fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a certificate of added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology.

At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. O’Hara was named the Cook-Cope scholar and obtained training in the clinical managment and minimally invasive treatment of liver diseases as well as pulmonary and renal cancers. In addition, Dr. O'Hara obtained expertice in minimally invasive, endovascular solid organ embolization techniques, including the treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangectasia.

Before coming to the University of Utah in 2010, Dr. O’Hara worked as an assistant professor and interventional oncologist at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where he delveloped a robust practice specializing in diseases of the liver and biliary tree as well vascular embolization and minimally invasive tumor treatments. Dr. O'Hara's research interests include studying hepatoportal blood flow dynamics as it pertains to liver disease and endovascular tumor therapies.

Dr. O'Hara is the current Cheif of Interventional Radiology and Director of Interventional Oncology at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is also the Director of the Fellowship program for the section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He works closely with the departments of surgery, transplant, oncology, radiation oncology, cardiology and the University of Utah HHT Center of Excellence. He is currently accepting new patients at both the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Center.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Radiology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Radiology

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
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.6
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.0
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

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.

March 18, 2015

Dr. O'Hara is always patient and willing to discuss concerns, however we were admitted to the hospital for high potassium levels and felt that the doctors could have provided a little more information on what we could expect or do concerning the situation other than --- "The choice is up to you. You can keep coming back here for treatments like this or make other choices." What, go home and die? It was very frightening. I was placed on a low potassium diet. How low?

March 11, 2015

Dr. O'Hara took extra time to answer all my concerns and made sure I understood everything that we spoke about!

February 11, 2015

it was not clear to me why continued follow up was needed at Huntsman when I have an oncologist I see regularly in my home town.

January 13, 2015

Seemed like a wasted visit for the staff to wait an hour and then be in with the doctor for about 2 minutes and a wasted copay for me. I would have been find having a phone call about this if that was the case.

November 18, 2014

Very up lifting and we are excited.

July 14, 2014

Dr. O'Hara took all the time we need to discuss our concerns.

April 28, 2014

Dr. O'Hara saved my life. As if that weren't enough, his manner and courtesy are above reproach. He answers questions callmly and patiently and helps me to understand my disease. I can't speak highly enough about him.

April 21, 2014

Dr. O'Hara was truly outstanding. He listened attentively and was clearly willing to take as much time as was necessary to understand my concerns. I was extremely impressed by his professionalism and bedside manner.

March 10, 2014

Dr. O'Hara is exceptional. Very kind, understanding and patient. Wonderful teacher. He made me feel as if I were his only patient. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient at what he does.

July 16, 2013

I was disappointed that I would have to wait so long (close to a month) for my treatment

May 19, 2012

Can't describe excellence....it says it all

April 21, 2012

I have confidence in DR. O'Hara. He thorougly explained the diagnosis and treatment options and decision needs to me. Some of these were difficult for me to accept and he took the time and gave me the help I needed to make the appropiate decisions. I have every confidence that he will keep me alive until transplant.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Circulation
  • Chemoembolization, Therapeutic
  • Liver Transplant
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Targeted Drug Delivery Systems
  • Liver Cancer
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Radiology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Radiology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-8170 School of Medicine
University of Utah Hospital, Radiology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. O’Hara completed his medical training at the University of Washington in Seattle followed by training in diagnostic radiology at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. He then travelled to Philadelphia to pursue fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a certificate of added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology.

At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. O’Hara was named the Cook-Cope scholar and obtained training in the clinical managment and minimally invasive treatment of liver diseases as well as pulmonary and renal cancers. In addition, Dr. O'Hara obtained expertice in minimally invasive, endovascular solid organ embolization techniques, including the treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangectasia.

Before coming to the University of Utah in 2010, Dr. O’Hara worked as an assistant professor and interventional oncologist at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where he delveloped a robust practice specializing in diseases of the liver and biliary tree as well vascular embolization and minimally invasive tumor treatments. Dr. O'Hara's research interests include studying hepatoportal blood flow dynamics as it pertains to liver disease and endovascular tumor therapies.

Dr. O'Hara is the current Cheif of Interventional Radiology and Director of Interventional Oncology at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is also the Director of the Fellowship program for the section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He works closely with the departments of surgery, transplant, oncology, radiation oncology, cardiology and the University of Utah HHT Center of Excellence. He is currently accepting new patients at both the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Center.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Pennsylvania
Interventional Radiology
Fellow
Residency Sacred Heart Medical Center
Radiology
Resident
Professional Medical University of Washington
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Montana
Microbiology
B.S.

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