About 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...

45 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

"I have had heart issues for many years, including valve replacement in 2001. In 2017, Dr. Ryan replaced my mitral and repaired my tricuspid valves. He and his team are the very best. The treatment, and care during recovery and the compassion and caring they exhibited were extraordinary. No question he saved my life. Thank you Dr. Ryan."

-- Paul Nothern, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 11/08/2017

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • 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.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Ryan

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan, you can:

  • Call (888) 842-8299 right now
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The office of Dr. Ryan is located at 4716 Alliance Blvd., Plano, TX 75093. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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