Patrick C Ryan MD FACS
Dr. Ryan is married to Susan Ryan and has twin daughters, Ava and Ingrid. They moved to Nashville in 2004. Dr. Ryan trained at the Medical University of South Carolina, Carilion Health Care System in Virginia and the University of Kansas. His professional interests include quality and outcomes measurement in vascular surgery, lifestyle improvement strategies for patients and advanced limb salvage endovascular and open surgery. Dr. Ryan has been recognized for his efforts in quality and outcomes measurement by being named to several national quality committees for the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. He was named a “Healthcare Hero” by the Nashville Business Journal in the category of quality. Dr. Ryan has been recognized locally for his experience and superior results in all aspects of vascular surgery compared to his peers. He is in high demand due to his forward thinking in the total health and wellness of the patient. Preventative medicine is the cornerstone of his practice. In his spare time, Dr. Ryan enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, boating and spending time with family.
Jen completed her Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare and hospital marketing from Clemson University in 2007 and her Masters in Health Sciences in Physician Assistant studies from South College in Knoxville in 2013. She brings extensive knowledge from her experience in the ER and starting her own skincare company. Jen is passionate about helping patients and maximizing their health potential. She is excited to join a passionate team who truly put patients first to provide the best vascular surgery care. She will be assisting Dr. Ryan in the OR, performing vein procedures, and seeing patients in clinic. In her free time, Jen loves to travel, be out on the lake, or go hiking with her dog Henley.
Tami is our practice manager. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. Her experience in all areas of healthcare administration gives her a unique understanding of what it takes to provide the highest quality of patient care. Tami is especially committed to helping patients find solutions to insurance and financial issues and takes care of patients’ needs efficiently. She wants every patient’s visit to be the very best experience it can be. Tami lives in Chapmansboro, TN with her husband, Rod and their three children, Waylon, Dylan and Presley. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach as much as possible.
Assistant Manager, Pharmacist
Susan is a vital part of the Nashville Vascular and Vein Institute. Since Dr. Ryan started his private practice in early 2014, her job descriptions of wife and mother have expanded to include business partner and assistant manager. Susan brings her own medical background to NVAVI with a BS degree in Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She worked as a pharmacist for more than 10 years in retail and hospital settings. Most recently, she was employed at a long-term health care facility. Her favorite part about working in the office is being able to meet the patients and see the improvement in their quality of life. She and Dr. Ryan have lived in Nashville since 2004 and enjoy spending time with their twin daughters, Ava and Ingrid.
Registered Vascular Technologist
Derek performs ultrasounds here at NVAVI. He received his education at Middle Tennessee State University in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He later completed his training at the Florida Institute of Ultrasound, specializing in vascular ultrasounds. Derek has worked with Dr. Ryan for over 14 years. He is always willing to answer questions and takes the time to put patients at ease and help them feel more comfortable. While he loves all sports, Derek is a huge University of Tennessee fan and always pulls for the Big Orange. But his biggest job doesn’t even begin until after work. He and his wife Sonya have five children, four sons and one daughter!
Registered Medical Assistant
Tonya received her medical assistant training at Remington College and has been working for Dr. Ryan for over 10 years. Interacting with patients is her favorite part of working in Dr. Ryan’s practice. She puts patients at ease with her sense of humor and contagious laugh. Tonya also has over 20 years experience as a safety supervisor and lab technician at a manufacturing facility. Tonya enjoys spending her free time with her husband David and their two children, Clayton and Steely.
Kathy is a registered nurse who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She acquired extensive skills in critical care from her previous experience as an RN in both Atlanta and Nashville. Kathy developed an interest in non-surgical aesthetics and received extensive training in sclerotherapy. She has been offering this service in the office for over 5 years. She enjoys engaging with her clients and understanding the desirable outcomes that will make them feel their best. Her attention to detail and passion for excellence are evident in the meticulous sclerotherapy she performs. Her greatest joy is spending time with her husband and three adult children.
Medical Administrative Assistant
Lindsey is the administrative assistant here at NVAVI. Her favorite part about working in Dr. Ryan’s office is getting to put a smile on the faces of patients and brightening their day. Lindsey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Austin Peay State University. She is a mother to her daughter, Reese. On the weekends, she likes to spend time going out with her family and friends.
Registered Vascular Technologist
Allison has been performing vascular ultrasounds for 12 years. She is a mother to her almost 4 year old son, Logan. She is a true “Nashville Native”; she and her family are all from the area. Her favorite hobbies are making plant creations, reading, and crafting. In the summer, she loves spending time at the pool and on patios. Her favorite part of working at NVAVI is getting to know her patients and spending time with her coworkers.
Ashlee has over 20 years of medical and surgical experience. Helping patients through what is often very scary is the most rewarding part of her job. Ashlee lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband Chad, and they have two adult children, Trace and Callee. Ashlee loves spending her free time shopping and decorating her home. She enjoys watching Ohio State football and professional hockey.
Brianna is our full-time medical receptionist. Brianna has her Associates Degree in Medical Office Administration from Columbia State Community College. She is currently obtaining her medical billing and coding certification to further extend her skill set and contribution to our practice. Her favorite part about working at NVAVI is being able to interact with everyone and create friendships with both patients and staff. On the weekends she enjoys watching binge-worthy tv shows, spending time outdoors, and reading a good book.