Michael Ryan MD

Contact Information:
Harborview Medical Center
Division of Nephrology
Box 359606
325 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 744-8998
Fax:  (206) 744-2252

Education and Training:
Nephrology Fellowship
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Chief Medical Resident
Providence Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Medicine Residency
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Medical School
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Site of Practice:
Harborview Medical Center


michael ryan, md

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Associate Dean for Curriculum, UW School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Acute renal failure
  • Metabolic changes in ICU patients

Research Interests

  • Vascular structure and function in arteriovenous fistula maturation
  • Hemofiltration after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Selected Publications:

Ryan MJ. Elevations in serum creatinine with RAAS blockade: Why isn't it a sign of kidney injury? Current Opinions in Nephrology Hypertensions. 2008 Sep:17(5):443-9.

Ryan MJ. Acute Renal Failure. Schmarschmidt B, ed. Pocket Medicine/Internal Medicine. Philadelphia: PocketMedicine.com, Inc., 2007.

Mazhar AR, Johnson RJ, Gillen D, Stivelman JC, Ryan MJ, Davis CL, Stehman-Breen CO. Risk factors and mortality associated with calciphylaxis in end-stage renal disease. Kidney Int 60:324-332, 2001.

Zivin JR, Gooley T, Zager RA, Ryan MJ. Hypocalcemia: a pervasive metabolic abnormality in the cirtically ill. Am J Kidney Dis 37:689-698, 2001.

Ryan MJ, Johnson G, Kirk J, Fuerstenberg SM, Zager RA, Torok-Storb B. HK-2: an immortalized proximal tubule epithelial cell line from adult human kidney. Kidney Int 45:48-57, 1994.


  • Seattle's Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2006
  • Teacher Superior in Perpetuity, UW School of Medicine, 2006
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Basic Sciences, UW School of Medicine, 2005, 2006
  • Nominee for 2005 Marvin Turck Award (excellence in teaching and patient care), 2005, 2006
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society, 2004
  • Harborview CARES Award for Service Excellence, 2nd quarter, 2004
  • Commencement Speaker for the UW School of Medicine Graduating Class of 2004
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Basic Sciences, UW School of Medicine, 2003, 2004
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Fall 2003 Quarter
  • Agaard Outstanding Teacher Award, UW School of Medicine, 2002
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Providence Hospital, Seattle, WA, 1995

National Responsibilities

  • Host/Presenter, Mini Medical School, UW TV (national broadcast), 2007

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