Dr. William Ryan, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. William Ryan and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1980. To date, I have performed approximately 7,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 4,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Medical Center of Plano, and Medical City Dallas. Read more...

35 Patient Reviews for Dr. Ryan

"I can not praise Dr. William Ryan enough. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is the best."

-- John Bolling, heart valve surgery patient

"Dr. Ryan saved my life. I had a very rare condition in the heart valve world which was an isolated, severely leaky tricuspid valve. One of my leaflets was bent back on imaging. Doctor Ryan himself said that he had never seen a patient present as I did in all his experience. He has done more than 4,000 valve surgeries.

I am convinced that if I had gone to a surgeon with both lesser skills and confidence than Dr. Ryan, I would have a pig valve in me right now. Due to his high level of experience, skill level and confidence, Dr. Ryan was able to fix my valve and never gave up during the surgery.

How do you thank someone for this? I would highly recommend Dr. Ryan for anyone considering valve surgery. The best heart surgeon in the country is in Plano, Texas. I can't say thank you enough Dr. Ryan."

-- Troy Zander, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 04/30/2014

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair
  • Aortic valve repair for bicuspid aortic valves
  • The Ross Procedure

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Surgical outcomes (results) of minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Genetics of Bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve disease
  • Longterm outcomes of the Ross Procedure

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. William Ryan, heart surgeon, graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1980.

Dr. Ryan completed a Surgical Residency program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School & Affiliated Hospitals in 1982, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Ryan then completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1984, where he was also Chief Resident.

Dr. Ryan is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

During his career, Dr. Ryan has received several awards including Faculty Research Awards, David Mayberry Award, Lange Senior Award and the Mosby Academic Excellence Award.

Dr. William Ryan

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
4716 Alliance Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
(888) 842-8299

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