Ginny L. Ryan, MD, MA
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Sites of Practice: 
Roosevelt Clinic
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Children’s Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center
VA Puget Sound
Date Joined UW Medicine: 

Faculty Information


Personal Interests:

I am a runner, a yogi, and a mom of 4 who enjoys getting out when I can to travel, eat, and enjoy the cinema.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OB/GYN?

In college, I began to understand the importance of women's health for community health and flourishing. This was further emphasized through everything  I learned in medical school in my own life. When partnered with a love of procedural work, OB/GYN became a perfect career choice.

What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area? 

My family and I are excited to have moved from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest so we can enjoy a more temperate climate, beautiful mountains, water sports, and amazing food!

What inspres you?

The resilience and humor of my patients and the dedication of my clinical care team inspre me every day.

Board Certification: 
OB/GYN with focused practice designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2018
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2009
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005
Washington, 2020
Iowa, 2003
Education & Training: 
MA, Bioethics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, WI
Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Nominee, Clinician of the Year Award, University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Recognition Award
Nominee, Clinician of the Year Award, University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Recognition Award
ACOG/AAOGF Travel Award for AGOS Annual Meeting
Star Award for presenting at at least 9 of the previous 10 ASRM annual meetings
Carol Weisman and Gary Chase Gender-Based Research Award, 2015 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting
Corridor Business Journal Women of Influence Award
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine nominee for the 2010 National Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Award
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent
Academic Administrative Contact (non-clinical): 
Mailing Address: 

1959 NE Pacific Street

Box 356460

Seattle, WA 98195


Schedule an Appointment:

Please visit our clinic site or call

(206) 598-4225 to schedule an appointment.

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Reproductive bioethics.

Access to care.

Emerging reproductive technologies.

Conceptualizations of infertility.

Social and enviromental determinants of health.

Clinical Interests: 

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

Reproductive surgery.

Transgender care.

Healthcare for women Veterans.