Dr. Frank Ryan – FRCPC, FRCPI, FCCP


Professor, Respiratory Medicine, UBC


Dr. Frank Ryan graduated from the National University of Ireland (Galway) in 1979. He completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in Ireland and Vancouver and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1988, and of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1993. After completing a British Columbia Lung Association Research Fellowship in Respiratory Sleep Disorders at UBC, he joined the staff of the UBC Respiratory Division as Assistant Professor in 1991 and was promoted to Professor (Tenure) in 2006. He has been a consultant to the UBC Hospital Sleep Disorders Program since 1991. He received a British Columbia Health Research Foundation Scholar Award in 1992-96, a Vancouver Hospital Clinical Investigator Award in 1997-98, a UBC Departmental Scholar Award in 2001, and a British Columbia Lung Association/Vancouver General Hospital Clinical Scientist Award in 1998-2003. His research focussed mainly on the investigation and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. More recently, he has been actively involved in medical education and was the UBC Respiratory Division Postgraduate Training Program Director from 2009-2016. He has been an Examiner in respiratory medicine for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 2016. He has a longstanding interest in pleural disease. In 2017, he developed a successful Pleural Disease Program at Vancouver General Hospital, currently staffed by a dedicated nurse practitioner and three interventional pulmonologists who provide ambulatory and inpatient management of pleural disease at VGH, as well as training in pleural disease for Fellows and Residents.

Areas of interest or specialty:

Medical education; Pleural disease; Respiratory sleep and neuromuscular disease

Contact info:

Contact info:

CLH Clinic Phone: 604-875-4122
CLH Clinic Fax: 604-875-4695

UBC Sleep Disorders Phone: 604-822-7606
UBC Sleep Disorders Fax: 604-822-9744