Physician Profile

Jason W. Ryan, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, UConn Heart Failure Center
Overview:

Dr. Ryan earned both a doctorate of medicine (M.D.) and master in public health (M.P.H.) degree from the University of Connecticut in 2001. He completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, including a chief residency and cardiology fellowship. Dr. Ryan is a general cardiologist with experience in treating coronary artery disease, heart failure, and valvular heart disease. Dr. Ryan also has special expertise in cardiac imaging procedures including echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr. Ryan is director of the UConn Heart Failure Center and Clinical Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging. He has a special interest in heart failure quality and outcomes, and reducing heart failure readmissions. Dr. Ryan is the physician leader of the John Dempsey Hospital initiative to improve the quality of care for heart failure patients and lower the rate of heart failure readmissions. He has given talks and interviews throughout the region on community-based care of heart failure patients. Dr. Ryan can be reached at jaryan@uchc.edu.


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Specialties:
Office Locations:

Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
860-679-3343
Directions

Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center
11 South Road
Suite 230
Farmington, CT 06032
860-679-3343
Directions

Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Undergraduate SchoolLehigh UniversityChemical Engineering
Graduate SchoolUniversity of ConnecticutChemical Engineering
Medical SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineDoctor of Medicine
Graduate SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineMaster of Public Health
InternshipBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterInternal Medicine
ResidencyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterInternal Medicine
ResidencyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterChief Residency
FellowshipBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterCardiology
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
2014 2nd Year Medical Student Faculty Appreciation Award
2014 Charles N. Loeser Teaching Award
2013 John Dempsey Hospital Physician Award for ExcellenceJohn Dempsey Hospital
National First Prize Winner, Elsevier Essay ContestElsevier
Dean's AwardUniversity of Connecticut
First Prize, Resident and Fellow Research Presentation, Medical Education Day Annual CompetitionBeth Israel Desconess Medical Center
Internal Medicine AwardUniversity of Connecticut
University of Connecticut Health Center Auxiliary ScholarshipUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Abbott Laboratories Award for Outstanding Research PresentationAbbott Laboratories
University of Connecticut Medical School M.P.H. ScholarshipUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Research Interests:

Dr. Ryan has a special interest in heart failure quality and outcomes, and reducing heart failure readmissions. Dr. Ryan is the physician leader of the John Dempsey Hospital initiative to improve the quality of care for heart failure patients and lower the rate of heart failure readmissions.

Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed Publications

Change in readmissions and follow-up visits as part of a heart failure readmission quality improvement initiative. Ryan, Jason; Kang, Sangwook; Dolacky, Steven; Ingrassia, Joseph; Ganeshan, Raj. (2013). The American journal of medicine, 11, (126), 989-994.e1.

Preventability of 30-day readmissions for heart failure patients before and after a quality improvement initiative. Ryan, Jason; Andrews, Rebecca; Barry, Mary Beth; Kang, Sangwook; Iskandar, Aline; Mehla, Priti; Ganeshan, Raj. (2013). American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality, 3, (29), 220-6.

Heart failure patients with low blood pressure: how should we manage neurohormonal blocking drugs?. Parwani, Purvi; Ryan, Jason. (2012). Circulation. Heart failure, 6, (5), 819.

Utility of daily troponin orders for identifying acute myocardial infarction patients for quality improvement. Gronski, Lisa; Martinson, Wendy; Singh, Kanwar P; Ryan, Jason. (2012). Critical pathways in cardiology, 2, (11), 74-6.

Chart Review To Determine Which Heart Failure Readmissions are Preventable. Priti Mehla, Aline Iskandar, Rebecca Andrews, Marybeth Barry, Jason Ryan . (2012). Journal of Cardiac Failure, 8, (18), S107.