John J. Ryan, MD, FACC, may be considered an early career cardiologist, but he is also considered a mentor and a leader at the University of Utah Hospital, where he works in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He was recruited in 2013 to help build and grow the Dyspnea program, and is co-director of the Dyspnea Clinic, a combined, multidisciplinary Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction program between the University of Utah Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. In addition to his duties at the University of Utah Hospital, he is involved in numerous ACC projects, and is a member of the ACC.org Editorial Board, a member of ACC’s Informatics and Health Information Technology Task Force and a member of the Annual Scientific Session Program Committee. 9:00 a.m. Ryan starts his mornings by checking emails on his way to the cardiovascular center where he will spend his day in clinic. 10:15 a.m. Ryan informally meets with resident Jessica Huston, MD, as they are about to visit a patient in the intensive care unit. 11:45 a.m. Ryan visits with a patient in the intensive care unit during his morning rounds. He checks her vitals and asks about how she’s feeling and her goals for the day. Ryan is known as one of the friendliest physicians in the hospital and is often seen joking and laughing with his patients. 12:20 p.m. After checking in with a patient, Ryan and Huston meet to go over the patient’s procedure. Using a model heart and graphics, Ryan mentors Huston and discusses the proper next steps. 2:20 p.m. Ryan meets with James Fang, MD, FACC, and Nathan Hatton, MD – staff from the cardiology and pulmonary teams – to discuss a mutual patient with a complex condition who is traveling from rural Utah. 3:00 p.m. Before seeing his next patient, he checks in with the nurse and medical staff, and reviews his patient’s chart. Ryan checks his emails while taking the elevator back to the cardiovascular center to see a patient.
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