Following a nationwide search, Ryan Hansen has been named director of the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute. In his new role, Ryan will work closely with hospital and physician leaders to advance strategies designed to make the Heart Institute a leading destination for pediatric and adolescent cardiovascular care.
“CHOC is clearly an organization on the rise with a talented medical staff, engaged employees and a very supportive executive leadership team dedicated to the hospital’s mission and vision. I look forward to bolstering CHOC’s excellent cardiovascular services, including embracing innovation and new technologies to better serve the children and families in our community and beyond,” said Ryan.
Ryan joins CHOC from Texas-based Memorial Hermann Health System, where he served as director, hospital operations, Heart & Vascular Institute. During his six-year tenure there, he launched the Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Lung Transplant Program, which has become the second largest transplant program in Texas and 13th largest in the nation. Under Ryan’s leadership, the program developed into the top implanting center in Texas for transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and total artificial hearts (TAH), while maintaining quality with clinical outcomes superior to national averages. Additionally, Ryan was instrumental with the construction of the flagship, multidisciplinary advanced heart failure clinic and network of five cardiology clinics.
Prior to Memorial Hermann Health System, Ryan was the administrative director for the division of cardiology and heart failure at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center with responsibilities for the academic, research and clinical missions. Ryan also served as a project manager in the institution with a focus on physician revenue cycle optimization and new EMR implementation. He bridged the practice of medicine and the business of medicine to increase practice profitability and efficiency for the college.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Texas at Austin, Ryan completed the dual master’s degree program (MBA/MHA) at University of Houston Clear Lake. He currently resides in south Orange County with his wife and three young children.
“I am very excited to be in Southern California and to have the opportunity to partner with CHOC’s talented and highly-skilled medical staff to advance education, research and evidence-based medicine practices for the Heart Institute. In addition to playing a vital role in preventive cardiology and improving the cardiovascular health of Orange County children, CHOC will be the healthcare provider of choice for advanced cardiac therapies,” stated Ryan.
Ryan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.