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...

42 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 explained my procedure throughly and answered all the questions we had at a surgery consultation. We also emailed some questions to him afterwards and they were answered promptly and satisfactorily. He and his staff are always friendly, professional and helpful. Being an active person; I didn't feel like he expected me to give up any activities after recovery.

Dr. Ryan thought he would have to replace my aortic root but did not; he felt it was healthy enough to support my new mechanical valve. I'm feeling very well only six weeks out from surgery and have had no complications. I would highly recommend Dr. Ryan and the Baylor Heart Hospital for any heart procedure. "

-- Maureen Breault, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/17/2016

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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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