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 both sclerotherapy and Botox therapy. 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 and Botox she performs. Her greatest joy is her role as a mother to three teenagers, Wes, Emily and Caroline.
Registered Vascular Technologist
Derek performs all of the ultrasounds 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 10 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, all under the age of seven!
Ashlee has recently relocated to the Nashville area over the past year. Ashlee has over 17 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 currently studies at Columbia State Community College and is earning an Associates degree in Medical Office Administration. After graduation, she has plans to obtain a certification in medical billing. Brianna is beginning her career in the medical field by being our Part-Time receptionist. Her favorite part about working at NVAVI is being able to interact with everyone and create friendships with both patients and staff. While her week is packed full with work and school, on the weekends she enjoys watching binge-worthy tv shows, spending time outdoors, and reading a good book.
Medical Administrative Assistant
Lindsey is the receptionist and administrative assistant here at NVAVI. She helps new and established patients set up appointments and have their questions answered. 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. She is also currently a full-time student at Nashville State Community College studying Medical Office Administration. On top of work and school, she is a mother to her 2 year old daughter, Reese. On the weekends, she likes to spend time with her family, either attending sporting events or goofing-off at home.
Patrick C Ryan MD FACS
Dr. Ryan is married to Susan Ryan and has twin daughters, Ingrid and Ava. 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 recently 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.
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 for over 13 years and enjoy spending time with their twin teenage daughters, Ava and Ingrid.
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.
Tonya received her medical assistant training at Remington College and has been working for Dr. Ryan 5 1/2 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. Her husband David and two children, Clayton and Steely, live in Nashville. Tonya also has a wild side…she is an avid camper! Whenever possible she and her family head to the wilderness for a camping expedition.