Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

John J. Ryan, M.D., FACC, FAHA

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7676 University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

John J. Ryan MD, FACC, FAHA, has an appointment in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He has been on faculty at the University of Utah since 2013.

Dr. Ryan is the co-director of the Dyspnea Clinic, a combined, multidisciplinary clinic between the University of Utah Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. This is a multidisciplinary clinic focused on pulmonary hypertension and diastolic dysfunction.

Pulmonary Hypertension is characterized by increased pulmonary artery pressures. There are lots of different causes of Pulmonary Hypertension, and the role of the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic is to identify the cause of Pulmonary Hypertension in each patient and in turn the therapeutic options available. Dr. Ryan is fellowship trained in the evaluation of and management of pulmonary hypertension and is on the leadership committee of the American Heart Association 3CPR council, which is the council that focuses on pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease. Dr. Ryan is also editor of the pulmonary hypertension section of the American College of Cardiology website http://www.acc.org .

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. After fellowship, he undertook advanced training in pulmonary hypertension. He then was recruited to University of Utah to build and grow the Dyspnea program.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Radiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
National Board of Echocardiography (Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography)
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland

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
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
5.0
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.5
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

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.

May 09, 2015

Dr. Ryan and his team are AWESOME! Very professional, very kind and didn't feel rushed.

April 28, 2015

My wife and I appreciate that Dr. Ryan spoke directly to our special needs daughter and not to he through us. Also that he took the time to speak to her.

April 27, 2015

I'm 51 best experience ever

April 06, 2015

Cardiology is always great!

April 05, 2015

Dr. Ryan asked me how I was feeling, but it doesn't seem like he really cares as he didn't add any new medication or treatments when I told him I never feel good anymore.

April 03, 2015

Dr. Ryan is an exceptional physician. He embodies those qualities that patients wish for in their doctors; intelligence, technical skill, knowledge in (truly) best practices, compassion, good communication, personability, humility and kindness.

March 30, 2015

Dr. Ryan and his staff are awesome! I feel confident that he is interested in making me feel better and is taking a collaborative approach involving my other cardiologists.

March 14, 2015

Dr. Ryan (and many others) were very diligent and thorough in finding the diagnosis for my problem. I am so very grateful for that

March 14, 2015

Dr. Ryan was so approachable and genuinely kind. He seemed to have really read and understood many of my medical records and complicated cardiac history, including extensive iatrogenic injury leading to heart failure. Yet, he did not rely on records that are often inaccurate; he took time to ask me to tell me story, in my own words and made the patient experience one of compassion and caring. He is a man of great compassion, knowledge and was on top of everything, with regard to logical next steps to identify factors that are contributing to progressive symptoms. He is so intelligent and exceptional in every way. He is the physician that every patient and family member, wishes they could find during times of suffering. Thank you.

March 03, 2015

Dr. Ryan made it clear that my treatment would be a team effort that would include my other doctors Dr. Selzman and Dr. Ranjan. I appreciate the communication between them.

February 23, 2015

Dr. Ryan is kind and I feel secure he provides treatment that is in my best interest.

February 19, 2015

The doctors did not push cholesterol drugs given my excellent "good" HDL stats. I REALLY appreciate when doctors do no push drugs.

February 18, 2015

I spent more time with Caroline Kelley and she answered most of the question and gave most of the info. More so Than Dr. Ryan. Dr. Ryan was still professional and I would refer him too.

February 03, 2015

I was very impressed with all the staff and doctors. There was no problem with anyone.

January 25, 2015

I really appreciate Dr. Ryan being honest with me.

January 19, 2015

Dr. Ryan is an excellent, caring doctor.

January 17, 2015

am impressed with providers

January 10, 2015

I already have recommended to others.

January 10, 2015

Erin APRN NP is qualified and very caring, she calls me back when I have a problem. Dr. Ryan took time to show me images of procedures and explain them to me. They make me feel like I am the only patient they have when they are with me.

December 22, 2014

The very best!

December 08, 2014

My Lovely Wife enkoys coming to visit with these Great Professional Human Beings...(O__O)

December 06, 2014

Great, perfectly fine.

December 05, 2014

Dr. Ryan is an easy going and friendly person. He makes me feel at ease.

November 28, 2014

Explained diagnosis, and answered questions

October 22, 2014

Dr. Ryan has an excellent bedside manner. He is friendly, compassionate and very thorough.

October 14, 2014

Excellent experience. Dr Ryan was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. His examination was thorough and he allowed time for discussion and explanation. He inspired confidence and I am extremely happy that he will be helping me to manage my medical condition in the future.

September 22, 2014

All the proceedures your personel performed on me were excellent. Having open heart surgery is an experience that I would not like again.

September 15, 2014

Julie, the NP is very kind & caring. And Dr. Ryan is simply the best!

August 17, 2014

Dr. Ryan provided excellent care for me and answered all questions with complete patient care in mind.

July 29, 2014

Dr. Ryan is exceptional to work with. He always leaves time for questions and you never leave feeling confused about your care plan.

June 25, 2014

Dr. Ryan is the excellent. I have had many doctors over a life time. He is right at the top.

June 23, 2014

Have recommended him several times

April 28, 2014

Dr. Ryan is a very caring, thoughtful doctor. He puts you at ease, and answers all your questions. He is responsive, and answers my questions by email very quickly. I have never had a doctor who responds so fast, and with good advice. He seems intelligent and also excellent dealing with people. This is a great combination!

April 21, 2014

Shall I say that both Dr. Ryan and Julie Savage are awesome? !

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Radiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical Radiology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
National Board of Echocardiography (Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography)
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(435) 678-3601 Blanding Family Practice
802 South 200 West
Blanding, UT 84511
(801) 585-7676 School of Medicine
Cardiology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

John J. Ryan MD, FACC, FAHA, 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.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow University of Chicago Medical Center
Advanced Cardiovascular
Research Fellow
Fellowship University of Chicago Medical Center
Cardiovascular
Fellow
Fellowship University of Chicago
Cardiology
Chief Fellow
Chief Resident Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Resident
Residency Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship Cork University Hospital
Internal Medicine and General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University College Cork, Ireland
Medicine
M.D.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Harrison A, Wilson BD, Ryan JJ (2014). Exploring the Role of Aldosterone in Right Ventricular Function. Can J Cardiol, 30(2), 155-158.
  2. Piao L, Fang YH, Parikh K, Ryan JJ, Toth PT, Archer SL (06/06/2013). Cardiac glutaminolysis: a maladaptive cancer metabolism pathway in the right ventricle in pulmonary hypertension. Journal of Molecular Medicine, 91(10), 1185-1197.
  3. Piao L, Fang YH, Parikh K, Ryan JJ, Toth PT, Archer SL (06/06/2013). Cardiac glutaminolysis: a maladaptive cancer metabolism pathway in the right ventricle in pulmonary hypertension. J Mol Med.
  4. Piao L, Sidhu VK, Fang YH, Ryan JJ, Parikh KS, Hong Z, Toth PT, Morrow E, Kutty S, Lopaschuk GD, Archer SL (2013). FOXO1-mediated upregulation of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase-4 (PDK4) decreases glucose oxidation and impairs right ventricular function in pulmonary hypertension: therapeutic benefits of dichloroacetate. J Mol Med (Berl), 91(3), 333-46.
  5. Kim GH, Ryan JJ, Archer SL (03/01/2013). Epigenetics in Cardiovascular Medicine (ahead of print). Antioxid Redox Signal.
  6. Hong Z, Kutty S, Toth PT, Marsboom G, Hammel JM, Chamberlain C, Ryan JJ, Zhang HJ, Sharp WW, Morrow E, Trivedi K, Weir EK, Archer SL (03/1/2013). Role of dynamin-related protein 1 (drp1)-mediated mitochondrial fission in oxygen sensing and constriction of the ductus arteriosus. Circ Res, 112(5), 802-15.
  7. Ryan JJ, Marsboom G, Fang YH, Toth PT, Morrow E, Luo N, Piao L, Hong Z, Zhang HJ, Haney C, Chen CT, Sharp W, Archer SL (02/28/2013). Mitofusion-2 deficiency promotes smooth muscle cell proliferation and mitofusin-2 gene therapy regresses experimental pulmonary arterial hypertension in females. Am J Respir Crit Care Med.
  8. Piao L, Fang YH, Parikh KS, Ryan JJ, DSouza KM, Theccanat T, Toth PT, Pogoriler J, Paul J, Blaxall BC, Akhter SA, Archer SL (12/01/2012).

    GRK2-mediated inhibition of adrenergic and dopaminergic signaling in right ventricular hypertrophy: therapeutic implications in pulmonary hypertension.

    . Circulation, 126(24), 2859-69.
  9. Marsboom G, Toth PT, Ryan JJ, Hong Z, Wu X, Fang YH, Thenappan T, Piao L, Zhang HJ, Pogoriler J, Chen Y, Morrow E, Weir EK, Rehman J, Archer SL (2012). Dynamin-related protein 1-mediated mitochondrial mitotic fission permits hyperproliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells and offers a novel therapeutic target in pulmonary hypertension. Circ Res, 110(11), 1484-97.
  10. Ryan JJ, Mehta R, Thiruvoipati T, Ward RP, Williams KA (2012). Stress-only imaging in patients with prior SPECT MPI: a simulation study. J Nucl Cardiol, 19(2), 311-8.
  11. Ryan JJ, Rich JD, Thiruvoipati T, Swamy R, Kim GH, Rich S (2012). Current practice for determining pulmonary capillary wedge pressure predisposes to serious errors in the classification of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Am Heart J, 163(4), 589-94.
  12. Marsboom G, Wietholt C, Haney CR, Toth PT, Ryan JJ, Morrow E, Thenappan T, Bache-Wiig P, Piao L, Paul J, Chen CT, Archer SL (2012). Lung (1)(8)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for diagnosis and monitoring of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 185(6), 670-9.
  13. Ryan JJ, Thenappan T, Luo N, Ha T, Patel AR, Rich S, Archer SL (2012). The WHO classification of pulmonary hypertension: A case-based imaging compendium. Pulm Circ, 2(1), 107-21.
  14. Kim GH, Ryan JJ, Marsboom G, Archer SL (2011). Epigenetic mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ, 1(3), 347-56.
  15. Maree AO, Vangjeli C, Jneid H, Ryan J, Cox D, Cannon CP, Shields DC, Fitzgerald DJ (2010). G-protein beta3 subunit polymorphism and bleeding in the orbofiban in patients with unstable coronary syndromes-thrombolysis in myocardial infarction 16 trial. J Thromb Haemost, 8(5), 934-41.
  16. Shin JH, Pokharna HK, Williams KA, Mehta R, Ward RP (2009). SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with prone-only acquisitions: correlation with coronary angiography. J Nucl Cardiol, 16(4), 590-6.
  17. Ryan AM, Ryan J, Wan-Ahmed M, Hardiman O, Farrell MA, McNamara B, Sweeney BJ (2009). Vacuolar leucoencephalopathy and pulvinar sign in association with coeliac disease.LID - bcr08.2008.0650 [pii]. BMJ Case Rep, 2009.
  18. Ryan JJ, Ryan A, McGrath E (2004). Is Secondary Care Paediatrics Evidenced Based? An Evaluation in a County Hospital. National Institute of Health Sciences. Research Bulletin, 2/3, 3.

Review

  1. Ryan J, Bloch K, Archer SL (2011). Rodent models of pulmonary hypertension: harmonisation with the world health organisation's categorisation of human PH. [Review]. Int J Clin Pract Suppl, (172), 15-34.
  2. Steiling K, Ryan J, Brody JS, Spira A (2008). The field of tissue injury in the lung and airway. [Review]. Cancer Prev Res (Phila), 1(6), 396-403.

Book Chapter

  1. Ryan JJ, Archer S (2013). Pulmonary Hypertension: Animal Models. In Humbert M, Evgenov OV, Stasch JP (Ed.), Pharmacotherapy of Pulmonary Hypertension (Chapter 5).
  2. Archer SL, Ryan JJ, Rich S, Nathan S, Tsai K, Patel AR, Fang Yh, Piao L (2012). The Right Ventricle: Reemergence of the Forgotten Ventricle. In Joseph A. Hill and Eric N. Olson (Ed.), Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease (CHAPTER 38).
  3. Gomberg-Maitland M, Thenappan T, Ryan J, Cipriani N, Hussain A, Fedson S, Archer SL (2011). Cor Pulmonale. In Yuan JXJ, Garcia JGN , Hales CA, Stuart R, Archer SL, West JB (Ed.), Textbook of Pulmonary Vasular Disease (CHAPTER 97).
  4. Archer SL, Ryan J (2011). Mitochondrial ROS and Redox State in Pulmonary Vascular O2 sensing. In Yuan JXJ, Garcia JGN , Hales CA, Stuart R, Archer SL, West JB (Ed.), Textbook of Pulmonary Vasular Disease (CHAPTER 19).

Case Report

  1. Ryan JJ, Swamy RS, Shah AP (2011). Sudden cardiac death due to large coronary aneurysm successfully treated with a covered stent and ChromaFlo guidance. J Invasive Cardiol, 23(2), E22-5.
  2. Ryan AM, Ryan JJ, Wan-Ahmed M, Hardiman O, Farrell MA, McNamara B, Sweeney BJ (2007). Vacuolar leucoencephalopathy and pulvinar sign in association with coeliac disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 78(1), 98-9.

Editorial

  1. Luo N, Ryan JJ (2012). Transitioning Between Endothelin Receptor Blockers: Monitoring to Ensure a Smooth Transition.LID - S0828-282X(12)00339-X [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.07.006 [doi]. Can J Cardiol.
  2. Thenappan T, Ryan JJ, Archer SL (2012). Evolving Epidemiology of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med, 186, 707-709.
  3. Ryan JJ, Rich S, Archer SL (2011). Pulmonary endarterectomy surgery--a technically demanding cure for WHO Group IV Pulmonary Hypertension: requirements for centres of excellence and availability in Canada. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 27(6), 671-4.
  4. Ryan JJ, Rehman J, Archer SL (2011). Paracrine proliferative signaling by senescent cells in world health organization group 3 pulmonary hypertension: age corrupting youth? Circ Res, 109(5), 476-9.

Letter

  1. Ryan JJ, Kalscheur M, Dellefave L, McNally E, Archer SL (2012). A KCNE1 missense variant (V47I) causing exercise-induced long QT syndrome (Romano Ward) [Letter to the editor]. Int J Cardiol, 156(2), e33-5.
  2. Ryan AM, Ryan J, Wan-Ahmed M, Hardiman O, Farrell MA, McNamara B, Sweeney BJ (2007). Vacuolar leucoencephalopathy and pulvinar sign in association with coeliac disease [Letter to the editor]. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 78(1), 98-9.

Other

  1. Ryan JJ (2004). Author of several hundred columns for the 'weekly column' of Ireland's leading medical newspapers. Medicine Weekly and Irish Medical Times.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Ryan JJ (2012). Digital Business Strategy [Web]. American College of Cardiology.
  2. Ryan JJ (2012). Usability Project, Fellows-In-Training representative [Web]. CardioSource.

Clinical Trials

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