Ryan is a former Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force. Ryan graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences, and received his M.D. from New York Medical College. After graduating from medical school, Ryan completed his internship through a Tufts Medical Center transitional medicine program at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.
Ryan is the publisher of MedicalSchoolHQ.net and OldPreMeds.org and the podcast host of several podcasts on the Meded Media network. He is also the Director of the National Society of Nontraditional Premedical and Medical Students.