Ms. Ryan, a native Californian, grew up in the Midwest and received her nursing degree at the Columbus Technical Institute in Ohio in 1984 before returning to California. She has been a registered nurse for 19 years, specializing in ICU, CCU, education, and research. She has worked for UCSF since 1989 primarily as a clinical coordinator for several clinical trials. She has a passion for research and enjoys working closely with families.
Ms. Ryan joined the Fetal Treatment Center and Division of Pediatric Surgery as the Clinical Coordinator for Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS).
Ms. Ryan lives with her husband and 5 children on the peninsula. She enjoys horseback riding, skiing, hiking, photography, cooking, and being a sailing and soccer mom.