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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Liam P Ryan, MD

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Liam Ryan, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Adult Heart Surgery

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About Liam Ryan, MD

Dr. Ryan is a specialty physician board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery. He joined Inova Medical Group with more than 15 years of clinical experience. He has a special interest in the management of aortic disease and end-stage lung disease.

Most recently Dr. Ryan served as Director of both the Aortic Surgery Program and the Lung Transplantation Program. Dr. Ryan became interested in thoracic and cardiac surgery because his goal is to help his patients maximize their longevity and have an excellent quality of life.

A native of Michigan, Dr. Ryan currently resides in Maryland with his family. In his spare time he likes to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and sail.


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • A.O. Whipple Award
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian, 2020, 2021

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A Terrifying Health Scare: NBC's "TODAY" Show Features Inova Doctor and Grateful Patient


Medical Education

NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center 2002


Massachusetts General Hospital
Training Specialty: General Surgery
06/17/2002 - 06/30/2009
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Training Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012

Board Certification

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

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