Athletes Without Limits Medical Officer

Michael K. Ryan, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center where he specializes in sports medicine surgery, hip preservation surgery, and knee and hip replacements. Dr. Ryan graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in preprofessional studies, and earned his medical degree from the University of Georgetown School of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic residency training at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama.

As Athletes Without Limits Medical Officer Dr. Ryan brings extensive sports medicine experience having acted as a member of the medical teams for various institutions and organizations, including the University of Alabama football team and University of Alabama athletics, SEC Baseball, the Birmingham Barons, the Birmingham Ballet, Cordova High School, New York Public School football, and New York University and Long Island University athletics.

Dr. Ryan holds memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society.

Outside of work, Dr. Ryan enjoys participating in athletic competitions around the world; over the past decade, Dr. Ryan has competed in more than ten Olympic distance triathlons, one full Ironman, two half Ironman, and seven marathons, where he twice qualified for the Boston Marathon. He also enjoys golf, skiing, fly fishing, and hiking. Dr. Ryan originally hails from Colorado Springs, Colorado, but is thrilled to be living in Birmingham, which he and his wife, Jenny, a California native, and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Tagg, happily call home.