Dr. Patrick Ryan, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Patrick Ryan and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987. To date, I have performed approximately 3,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,300 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Swedish Medical Center. Read more...

6 Patient Reviews for Dr. Ryan

"What an experience! Dr. Ryan performed a miracle. He came recommended by Dr. Zhang, the best cardiologist in the world. After Dr. Lewis told me all I needed to do was take a statin, Dr. Zhang said I needed to have an angiogram. I felt that I was running out of time. I feared that I had all the makings of a widow maker heart attack. So when my care team explained to me and my wife that I could have had a widow maker heart attack at any time, I knew that someone was finally reading my chart. I was given every prioroty and consideration. When I met Dr. Ryan I knew I was at the right place. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Zhang are an incredible team. I had my surgery at The Swedish Cherry Hill Heart Institute. After seeing my care tram in action, I had no doubts how this was going to turn out. If you need a Cardiologist I strongly recommend Dr. Zhang, who looked through my research papers and jokingly said, “I never had a patient did this deep before.” And Dr. Ryan is solid gold. I’m into day three out of surgery and aside from being a little soar, have to say this was a piece of cake and a true miracle in the making. Thank you Dr. Ryan and Dr. Zhang as well as my entire care team."

-- Robert Hanley, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/11/2018

"Dr. Ryan could not have been more understanding of my fears and caring throughout my hospital stay. I appreciate the great surgical result and his great bedside manner. So many surgeons are great at what they do from a surgical standpoint but Dr. Ryan makes it evident that he cares about the whole person. Thank you so very much from our whole family."

-- Linda Sells, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/27/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid valve surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation (including the MAZE procedure)
  • Aortic aneurysm repair

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

  • Patient safety
  • Surgical systems improvements

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Patrick Ryan, heart surgeon, graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987.

After medical school, Dr. Ryan completed a General Surgery Residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and a Thoracic Surgery Residency at State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York.

Dr. Ryan is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. During his career, Dr. Ryan has received many acknowledgements including being named "Seattle's Top Doctor" from 2010-2014 and again in 2016.

Dr. Patrick Ryan

Swedish Medical Center
1600 E. Jefferson St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 274-0802

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