About Me

My patient care philosophy is focused on providing high quality, evidence-based care. This requires taking time to understand each patient’s unique situation, challenges and goals.

My specialty is orthopedic surgery, with a primary focus in hip preservation. I treat all types of hip conditions. My surgical expertise includes hip arthroscopy, hip osteotomies and anterior hip replacement.

The most satisfying aspect of my job is meeting a patient who needs help, creating a personalized treatment plan and following through until full recovery is achieved. It’s incredibly rewarding to see our patients regain the ability to enjoy an active lifestyle.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because it offers a warm, collegial environment, with continuous efforts to improve the quality of the care we provide and genuine compassion for those who need help.


  • Completed fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine
  • Completed fellowship in hip preservation
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Femoracetabular Impingement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Acetabulum
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hip Joint
  • Pelvic Bones
  • Osteotomy
  • Joint Diseases
  • Fractures, Bone

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Case Western Reserve Medical Center


Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2011


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

Orthopaedics-Hip Preservation
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

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156 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

I like how Dr. Ryan takes time to talk about the orthopedic issues I'm having. His patience and attentiveness are qualities anyone wants to have in a doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2018

very nice explained everything very well took his time with us

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

Dr. John Ryan is simply the best. I wouldn't even consider going elsewhere else for my hip problems.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2017


Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

Dr. Ryan - prompt, took time with me, listened well - went over x-rays with me, offered further testing to be done (MRI). Called me personally to give me results of MRI and to discuss my condition. This was much appreciated.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

He is always good. If I don't understand something, he will always try and tell me what is happening. Sometimes I may not get it still.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2017

Dr. John Ryan is a great person as an individual and an excellent physician. He listened attentively to my concerns and addressed the issues comprehensively. He explained the procedures he felt would be beneficial and why, and even remembered which ones would not be appropriate based on my history. He was very detailed in his approach, even down to the scheduling of my follow-up appointments, to make sure that everything was done with no hiccups, since two appointments (same day) had to be done. Very empathetic and did not pressure me into agreeing to any procedure I was not comfortable with.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

Dr. Ryan is very friendly & knowledgeable & very willing to answer all of my questions, listen to my concerns & takes the time to show me the x-ray results. OSU is very fortunate to have such a skilled & wonderful surgeon on staff.

Reviewed on Oct 06, 2017

he's very personable, polite, and respectful

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2017

I cannot say enough kind things about Dr. Ryan. In the past month I have had to email him, come in for an unexpected visit and have several phone calls about a test result. Dr. Ryan is so attentive to my needs it makes me feel like I am his only patient. He emails back within a couple hours. He called me twice to tell me my test results even when I had a follow up appointment a couple days later. I never feel rushed or that he doesn't understand my needs. I'm thankful to have Dr. Ryan in charge of my care. His office is amazing.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Ryan has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.