Sophia Ryan
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Sophia Ryan, MD, MPH


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About Me

Sophia L. Ryan, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and attending physician at the Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai West Hospitals.  She is the Chief of Inpatient General Neurology, Quality and Safety for the Mount Sinai Health System and the Medical Direct for Quality and Safety for the Mount Sinai West Hospital.

She is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ryan received a BA from Dartmouth College, her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her MPH from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.  She completed her medical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and her neurology residency at the Harvard combined program at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals.  After residency, she completed dual fellowships in Advanced General and Autoimmune Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as the Harvard Medical School/CRICO Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.

Dr. Ryan’s focus is in optimizing the safety and quality of care for patients in a context that also provides exceptional education for future healthcare providers.  She has particular interests in delirium/encephalopathy, and telemedicine.

As a neurohospitalist, Dr. Ryan cares for patients with non-vascular neurologic conditions that require hospitalization.

Dr. Ryan has been inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society and has received awards from the American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association and American Academy of Neurology for clinical care and excellence in teaching.  She received the Patient Safety Award at Massachusetts General Hospital for her efforts to improve transitions of care, optimize emergency neurologic care and improve the prevention, recognition and management of delirium in hospitalized patients.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West
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