Professor Ryan is a Consultant Dermatologist, and is both Board Certified in Dermatology in the US and on the Specialist Register for Dermatology in Ireland. She attained a first class honours medical degree at University College Dublin where she graduated first place in her medical class. She commenced her training as a Dermatology Specialist Registrar at St. Vincent's Hospital and completed a dermatology residency and research fellowship at the esteemed Baylor Dermatology Residency program in Dallas, Texas. She remained on faculty in Dallas as Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology for the Texas A+M Health Science Center and Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. She now works as a Consultant Dermatologist at Blackrock Clinic and Hermitage Medical Clinic and is an Associate Clinical Professor at University College Dublin.
Professor Ryan has published a textbook on psoriasis, six book chapters, an encyclopaedia chapter, and over 70 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including first author articles in JAMA and The Lancet. She regularly presents at international dermatology conferences. She has conducted both scientific and clinical research in psoriasis and other inflammatory dermatological conditions and was the Principal Investigator for drug trials in psoriasis and eczema conducted at the Menter Dermatology Research Institute, Dallas, Texas.
Professor Ryan specialises in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Her main areas of medical dermatological interest include psoriasis, melanoma, skin cancer, acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), lupus, contact dermatitis, melasma, disorders of pigmentation and hair loss. She was nominated as a “Rising Star” in Dermatology by Superdoctors in the United States.
Professor Ryan is one of the only physicians in Ireland with formal expert training in Cosmetic Dermatology and was the director of Cosmetic Dermatology training at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. She now supervises the Cosmetic Dermatology aspect of the Irish Specialist Registrar Dermatology training scheme. She has vast experience in the field of cosmetic procedural dermatology and offers a broad range of dermatological procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and laser procedures to treat a variety of skin concerns, such as photo-ageing, volume loss, skin discolouration, acne scarring, surgical scarring, rosacea, broken veins, stretch marks and excessive sweating.
Professor Ryan has a considerable interest in medical education, particularly with regard to psoriasis education and melanoma awareness. She has been appointed as a councillor of the International Psoriasis Council, a member of the Medical Board and Editorial Board of the US National Psoriasis Foundation and a representative on the International Affairs Committee of the Women’s Dermatological Society. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, and a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the Irish Association of Dermatologists and the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group.