Ryan Robert Davies, MD
UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health
Ryan Davies, M.D., is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in neonatal heart surgery, caring for congenital heart conditions and treating heart failure.
Dr. Davies earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He then completed his surgical internship, general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He also completed additional fellowship training in pediatric cardiac surgery at Stanford University Medical Center/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
“Few things in medicine are as rewarding as helping children with complex and life-threatening problems go on to live full, long and healthy lives,” says Dr. Davies. “No two children are exactly the same, and I enjoy being able to give each patient and family personalized attention.”
Dr. Davies recently joined Children’s Health as Surgical Director of Pediatric Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support. He leads American Heart Association-funded research to examine how genetic conditions can affect patient outcomes after pediatric heart surgery. He also performs advanced research in mechanical circulatory assistance for heart failure, improving outcomes before and after heart transplants and neurological development after neonatal heart surgery.
In his free time, Dr. Davies enjoys spending time with his 4-year-old twins, being outdoors and going hiking. He also completes medical missions in Peru and the Philippines.
Education and Training
Medical SchoolYale University School of Medicine (2001)
InternshipNew York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University (2002), General Surgery
ResidencyNew York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University (2007), General Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University (2004), General Surgery
FellowshipNew York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University (2008), Cardiothoracic Surgery
Conditions & Treatments
Adult congenital heart surgery
Aortic valve repair/replacement
Complete atrioventricular canal
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
Coronary artery anomalies
Double outlet right ventricle
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Interrupted aortic arch
Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
Mitral valve repair/replacement
Partial anomalous pulmonary veins
Pulmonary valve repair/replacement
Tracheal or bronchial anomalies
Tricuspid valve repair/replacement
Repair of coarctation of the aorta
Repair of septal defects
Repair of TAPVR/PAPVR
Vascular rings and pulmonary arterial sling