Ginny L. Ryan, MD, MA

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Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Contact Information

Education

BS, Biology and Society, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
MD, Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
MA, Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver School of Medicine
Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Publications

Kapfhamer, J. D., Palaniappan, S., Summers, K., Kassel, K., Mancuso, A. C., Ryan, G. L. & Shah, D. K. (2018). Difference between mean gestational sac diameter and crown-rump length as a marker of first-trimester pregnancy loss after in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril, 109(1), 130-136. PMID: 29175064.

Mill, E., Cookingham, L. M., Woodruff, T. K., Ryan, G. L., Summers, K. M., Kondapalli, L. A. & Shah, D. K. (2017). Fertility preservation training for obstetrics and gynecology fellows: a highly desired but non-standardized experience. Fertil Res Pract, 4(3), 9 (eCollection 2017). PMID: 28690863.

Ryan, G., Thoma, M., Stern, J. E., Mengeling, M., O'Shea, A., Syrop, C. H., Stewart, K., Torner, J. & Van Voorhis, B. (2017). Reproductive Health Risk Due to Sexual and Combat-Related Trauma in US Veterans. Fertility and Sterility, 108(3), Supplement e2-e3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2017.07.025.

Ryan, G. L., Mengeling, M. A., Summers, K. M., Booth, B. M., Torner, J. C., Syrop, C. H. & Sadler, A. G. (2016). Hysterectomy risks in pre-menopausal military veterans - associates with sexual assault gynecologic symptoms. AJOG, Elsevier Publishing Co., 214(3), 352.e1-352.e13. PMID: 26475424.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Ethics,, Ryan, G. L. (2016). ACOG Committee Opinion No. 660: Family Building Through Gestational Surrogacy. Obstet Gynecol, 127(3), e97-e103. PMID: 26901335.

Ryan, G. L. (2015). Alcohol Abuse and Other Substance Use Disorders: Ethical Issues in Obstetric and Gynecologic Practice. In Committee Opinion #633 on behalf of ACOG Committee on Ethics. (Vols. 125). (6), pp. 1529-37. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. PMID: 26000541.

Kapfhamer, J., Summers, K., Ryan, G. L., Munch, E., Collura, B. & Adamson, G. (2015). Then and Now: Are Past IVF Experiences Associated With Current Preferences Regarding Elective Single Embryo Transfer?.

Munch, E. M., Summers, K., Ryan, G. L., Kapfhamer, J., Collura, B. & Anderson, G. D. (2015). Knowledge Acquisition in the Digital Age: Which Information Channels are Associated with Choosing eSET?.

Munch, E. M., Summers, K., Ryan, G. L., Kapfhamer, J., Collura, B. & Anderson, G. D. (2015). Demographic Characteristics Associated with Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) In IVF: Who Chooses Just One?. Poster presentation, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Mejia, R. B., Shinkunas, L. A. & Ryan, G. L. (2015). Ethical issues identified by obstetrics and gynecology learners. AJOGElsevier Publishing Company, 213(6), 867.e1-867.e11. PMID: 26212179.

Munch, E. M., Summers, K., Ryan, G. L., Kapfhamer, J., Collura, B. & Anderson, G. D. (2015). Physician Influence and IVF: How Much Do Patients Rely on Physician Opinion When Choosing Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)?.

Cookingham, L. M., Ryan, G. L. (2014). The impact of social media on the sexual and social wellness of adolescents. JPAG, Elsevier Publishing Company, Available online. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpag.2014.03.001.

Ryan, G. L., Mengeling, M. A., Booth, B. M., Torner, J. C., Syrop, C. H. & Sadler, A. G. (2014). Voluntary and involuntary childlessness in female veterans: associations with sexual assault. Fertil Steril, Elsevier Publishing Company, 102(2), 539-47. PMID: 24875400.

Mancuso, A. C., Ryan, G. L. (2014). Normal vulvovaginal health in adolescents. JPAG, Elsevier Publishing Company, Available online. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpag.2014.05.004.

Van Voorhis, B. J., Duran, E. H. & Ryan, G. L. (2014). Insights on managing the older couple with unexplained infertility and normal ovarian reserve. Fertil Steril, Elsevier Publishing Company, 101(6), 1586-87. PMID: 24794317.

Rysavy, M. B., Kresowik, J. D., Liu, D., Mains, L., Lessard, M. & Ryan, G. L. (2014). Human papillomavirus vaccination and sexual behavior in young women. JPAG (published by Elsevier for the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology), 27(2), 67-71. PMID: 24405635.

Haugsdal, M. L., Ryan, G. L. (2014). HPV and cervical dysplasia in adolescents: a progressive march toward prevention. JPAG, Elsevier Publishing Company, Available on ScienceDirect. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpag.2014.05.002.

Lewis, A. M., Liu, D., Stuart, S. P. & Ryan, G. L. (2013). Less depressed or less forthcoming? Self-report of depression symptoms in women preparing for in vitro fertilization. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 16(2), 87-92. PMID: 23138273.

Kresowik, J. D., Syrop, C. H., Van Voorhis, B. J. & Ryan, G. L. (2012). Ultrasound is the optimal choice for guidance in difficult hysteroscopy. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 39(6), 715-8. PMID: 22173892.

Ryan, G. L. (2011). Preservation of fertility in children with cancer: medical, ethical and legal aspects. In , J. G. Schenker (Eds.) Ethical Dilemmas in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. pp. 209 - 216. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin/Boston.

Martini, S., Van Voorhis, B. J., Stegmann, B. J., Sparks, A. E., Shochet, T., Zimmerman, M. B. & Ryan, G. L. (2011). In vitro fertilization patients support a single blastocyst transfer policy. Fertility and Sterility, 96(4), 993-997. PMID: 21868000.

Kresowik, K. D., Syrop, C. H., Van Voorhis, B. J. & Ryan, G. L. (2011). Ultrasound is the optimal choice for guidance in difficult hysteroscopy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 10, 1002. PMID: 22173892.

Kresowik, J. D., Stegmann, B. J., Sparks, A. E., Ryan, G. L. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2011). Five years of a mandatory single-embryo transfer (mSET) policy dramatically reduces twinning rate without lowering pregnancy rates. Fertility and Sterility, 96(6), 1367-1369. PMID: 21962964.

Jungheim, E. S., Ryan, G. L., Levens, E. D., Cunningham, A. F., Macones, G. A., Carson, K. R., Beltsos, A. N. & Odem, R. R. (2010). Embryo transfer practices in the United States: a survey of clinics registered with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Fertility and Sterility, 94(4), 1432-1436. PMID: 19748089.

Thomas, M. R., Sparks, A. E., Ryan, G. L. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2010). Clinical predictors of human blastocyst formation and pregnancy after extended embryo culture and transfer. Fertility and Sterility, 94(2), 543-548. PMID: 19409548.

Thomas, M. R., Sparks, A. E., Ryan, G. L. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2010). Clinical predictors of human blastocyst formation and pregnancy after extended embryo culture and transfer. Fertility and sterility, 94(2), 543-8. PMID: 19409548.

Van Voorhis, B. J., Ryan, G. L. (2010). Ethical obligation for restricting the number of embryos transferred to women: combating the multiple-birth epidemic from in vitro fertilization. Semin Reprod Med, 28(4), 287-294. PMID: 20683792.

Ryan, G. L. (2010). Establishment of a clinical gestational carrier program: medical, ethical, legal and policy issues. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 1(1), 35.

Van Voorhis, B. J., Ryan, G. L. (2010). Ethical obligation for restricting the number of embryos transferred to women: combating the multiple-birth epidemic from in vitro fertilization. Seminars in reproductive medicine, 28(4), 287-94. PMID: 20683792.

Andersen, A. E., Ryan, G. L. (2009). Eating disorders in the obstetric and gynecologic patient population. Obstetrics and gynecology, 114(6), 1353-67. PMID: 19935043.

Mains, L., Ryan, G., Sparks, A. & Van Voorhis, B. (2009). Sextuplets: an unusual complication of single embryo transfer. Fertility and sterility, 91(3), 932.e1-2. PMID: 18973900.

Kresowik, J., Ryan, G. L. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2008). Progression of atypical endometrial hyperplasia to adenocarcinoma despite intrauterine progesterone treatment with the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. Obstetrics and gynecology, 111(2 Pt 2), 547-9. PMID: 18239018.

Ryan, G. L., Feng, X., d'Alva, C. B., Zhang, M., Van Voorhis, B. J., Pinto, E. M., Kubias, A. E., Antonini, S. R., Latronico, A. C. & Segaloff, D. l. (2007). Evaluating the roles of follicle-stimulating hormone receptor polymorphisms in gonadal hyperstimulation associated with severe juvenile primary hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 92(6), 2312-2317. PMID: 17356048.

Zhang, M., Tao, Y. X., Ryan, G. L., Feng, X., Fanelli, F. & Segaloff, D. l. (2007). Intrinsic differences in the response of the human lutropin receptor versus the human follitropin receptor to activating mutations. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282(35), 25527-25539. PMID: 17609213.

Freitas, K. C., Ryan, G. L., Brito, V. N., Tao, Y. X., Costa, E. M., Mendonca, B. B., Segaloff, D. l. & Latronico, A. C. (2007). Molecular analysis of the neuropeptide Y1 receptor gene in human idiopathic gonadotropin-dependent precocious puberty and isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Fertility and Sterility, 87(3), 627-634.

Kresowik, J., Ryan, G. L., Austin, J. C. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2007). Ultrasound-assisted repair of a unique case of distal vaginal agenesis. Fertility and Sterility, 87(4), 976.e9-12. PMID: 17239874.

Ryan, G. L., Sparks, A. E., Sipe, C. S., Syrop, C. H., Dokras, A. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2007). A mandatory single blastocyst transfer policy with educational campaign in a United States IVF program reduces multiple gestation rates without sacrificing pregnancy rates. Fertility and Sterility, 88(2), 354-360. PMID: 17490657.

Zhang, M., Tao, Y. X., Ryan, G. L., Feng, X., Fanelli, F. & Segaloff, D. L. (2007). Intrinsic differences in the response of the human lutropin receptor versus the human follitropin receptor to activating mutations. The Journal of biological chemistry, 282(35), 25527-39. PMID: 17609213.

Kresowik, J., Ryan, G. L., Austin, J. C. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2007). Ultrasound-assisted repair of a unique case of distal vaginal agenesis. Fertility and sterility, 87(4), 976.e9-12. PMID: 17239874.

Ryan, G. L., Sparks, A. E., Sipe, C. S., Syrop, C. H., Dokras, A. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2007). A mandatory single blastocyst transfer policy with educational campaign in a United States IVF program reduces multiple gestation rates without sacrificing pregnancy rates. Fertility and sterility, 88(2), 354-60. PMID: 17490657.

Ryan, G. L., Feng, X., d'Alva, C. B., Zhang, M., Van Voorhis, B. J., Pinto, E. M., Kubias, A. E., Antonini, S. R., Latronico, A. C. & Segaloff, D. L. (2007). Evaluating the roles of follicle-stimulating hormone receptor polymorphisms in gonadal hyperstimulation associated with severe juvenile primary hypothyroidism. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 92(6), 2312-7. PMID: 17356048.

Ryan, G. L., Stolpen, A. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2006). An unusual cause of adolescent dysmenorrhea. Obstetrics and gynecology, 108(4), 1017-22. PMID: 17012466.

Ryan, G. L., Stolpen, A. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2006). An unusual cause of adolescent dysmenorrhea. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 108(4), 1017-1022. PMID: 17012466.

Ryan, G. L., Syrop, C. H. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2005). Role, epidemiology, and natural history of benign uterine mass lesions. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology, 48(2), 312-24. PMID: 15805789.

Olson, C. K., Keppler-Noreuil, K. M., Romitti, P. A., Budelier, W. T., Ryan, G., Sparks, A. E. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2005). In vitro fertilization is associated with an increase in major birth defects. Fertility and sterility, 84(5), 1308-15. PMID: 16275219.

Ryan, G. L., Moss, V., Davis, W. A., Sparks, A. E., Dokras, A. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2005). Oral ovulation induction agents combined with low-dose gonadotropin injections and intrauterine insemination: cost- and clinical effectiveness. (Vols. 50). (12), pp. 943-950. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine. PMID: 16444896.

Ryan, G. L., Moss, V., Davis, W. A., Sparks, A. E., Dokras, A. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2005). Oral ovulation induction agents combined with low-dose gonadotropin injections and intrauterine insemination: cost- and clinical effectiveness. The Journal of reproductive medicine, 50(12), 943-50. PMID: 16444896.

Ryan, G. L., Dokras, A. (2005). OHSS - current views about etiopathology & management. In G. Allahbadia , H. Verhoeven , R. De Wilde , R. Merchant (Eds.) Gynecological Endoscopy and Infertility. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd., New Delhi.

Olson, C. K., Keppler-Noreuil, K. M., Romitti, P. A., Budelier, W. T., Ryan, G. L., Sparks, A. E. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2005). In vitro fertilization is associated with an increase in major birth defects. Fertility & Sterility, 84(5), 1308-1315. PMID: 16275219.

Ryan, G. L., Syrop, C. H. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2005). Role, epidemiology and natural history of benign uterine mass lesions. PMID: 15805789.

Ryan, G. L., Zhang, S. H., Dokras, A., Syrop, C. H. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2004). The desire of infertile patients for multiple births. Fertility and sterility, 81(3), 500-4. PMID: 15037390.

Ryan, G. L., Zhang, S. H., Dokras, A., Syrop, C. H. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2004). The desire of infertile patients for multiple births. (Vols. 81). (3), pp. 500-504. Fertility & Sterility. PMID: 15037390.

Ryan, G. L., Zhang, S. H., Dokras, A., Syrop, C. H. & Van Voorhis, B. J. (2004). The desire of infertile patients for multiple births. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 59(8), 592.

Ryan, G. L., Quinn, T. J., Syrop, C. H. & Hansen, W. F. (2002). Placenta accreta postpartum. Obstetrics and gynecology, 100(5 Pt 2), 1069-72. PMID: 12423808.

Ryan, G. L., Quinn, T. J., Syrop, C. H. & Hansen, W. F. (2002). Placenta accreta postpartum. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 100(5 Pt 2), 1069-1072. PMID: 12423808.

Ryan, G. L., Skinner, C. S., Farrell, D. & Champion, V. L. (2001). Examining the boundaries of tailoring: the utility of tailoring versus targeting mammography interventions for two distinct populations. Health Education Research, 16(5), 555-566. PMID: 11675803.