Ginny Ryan, MD

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Ginny Ryan, MD
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Ginny Ryan, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Physician, UW Medicine

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

“Discussions about reproductive health issues are by nature private and can lead to profound questions about one’s life and future goals. It’s very meaningful to be welcomed into these conversations, and it’s a responsibility that I take very seriously.”

— Dr. Ryan

What do you enjoy about your specialty?

Being a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist gives me the opportunity to work with a broad range of people, from patients going through menopause to children born with disorders that affect their reproductive health. I work with cisgender and transgender patients as well as those undergoing cancer treatment. Regardless of the circumstances, discussions about reproductive health issues are by nature private and can lead to profound questions about one’s life and future goals. It’s very meaningful to be welcomed into these conversations, and it’s a responsibility that I take very seriously.

How do you help patients with cancer?

Some cancer therapies can lead to infertility or make it difficult for people to get pregnant in the future. I see patients before, during and after cancer treatment to help them maximize their ability to have children. During our visits, I focus on addressing your individual goals and being responsive to those goals as we move forward. I can clarify the potential impacts of different treatments on your fertility and what we can do to preserve it. In conjunction with your health care team, I am here to support you, provide you with resources and help you build a family in a way that works for you.

Provider Background

Specialty: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Area of clinical practice


Reproductive care for patients with cancer and other conditions

I am a board-certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist with more than a decade of experience. At Fred Hutch, I provide oncofertility care, helping patients diagnosed with cancer preserve their ability to have children. I also serve as the division chief for reproductive endocrinology and infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UW Medicine. In addition to seeing patients, I conduct research and lead advocacy efforts centered on reproductive justice and access to care. My recent projects include comprehensive reproductive care for veterans and oncofertility education.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Medical Degree
Washington University School of Medicine

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Obstetrics & Gynecology

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Board Certification
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005; Reproductive Endocrinology, 2009, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

MA, Medical College of Wisconsin


Seattle Met's 2023 Top Doctors award
Dr. Ryan has received this peer-nominated award for exceptional patient care for multiple years.

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