Dr. Ryan earned her MD/PhD at University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Seeing a need in the community for more support of breastfeeding mothers, she completed over 90 hours of additional traning to become an internationally certified lactation consultant. She enjoys educating patient families in new ways and has special interests in allergy, asthma, infectious disease, preventative medicine and early childhood development. Dr. Ryan is married with three children and you can often find them taking advantage of events around St. Louis, at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Busch Stadium or the zoo. She is part of BJC Medical Group of Missouri. BJC Medical Group is a well-established, multi-specialty physician group.