About Us

Shawn Ryan, MD, MBA, FASAM

Candidate for Treasurer

Biography and Statement


1. What are your greatest contributions to ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?

Consistent dedication and understanding of the field and the need for ASAM to support the mission of its members. I have demonstrated this through multiple leadership positions and endeavors over the past several years.

2. How would your election benefit ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?

My background and understanding of medicine and finance will allow me to focus on the financial success and stability of ASAM for the long term.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Shawn Ryan originally trained as an emergency physician at the University of Cincinnati and simultaneously obtained his MBA while completing his residency.

For over 13 years, Dr. Ryan has practiced in the Greater Cincinnati area, and for part of that period, he functioned as a hospital administrator (Department Chairman of Quality and Patient Safety). During this time, he became acutely aware of the issue of heroin/opioid abuse in the region and for the past 7 years has been working tirelessly to make a difference in his community. Dr. Ryan serves on many regional, state, and national committees/workgroups focused on turning the tide of this epidemic. He is the immediate-past president of the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine and the current Chair Legislative Advocacy for ASAM.