Ryan M. Knobovitch is a pediatric physician assistant (PA) and military veteran from Canada who became a member of the Disque Foundation advisory board in 2018. He plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in kinesiology while exploring his research interests in the pathogenesis of cancer cachexia and the pathophysiology of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in children. His career goal is to become a pediatrician sub-specializing in emergency medicine.
Ryan holds certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP). Additionally, he will soon be completing the Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) course through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Besides working as a PA, Ryan co-supervises the first-aid response team at Dawson College and is an ambassador and cancer-experienced volunteer at Hope & Cope, a well known psychosocial cancer support organization in Montreal. Outside of medicine, he’s a recreational photographer, avid music lover, and fitness enthusiast who believes in following and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
As an advisory board member, his primary responsibility is to advise on content development for our PALS course while ensuring strict adherence to national guidelines. Also, he establishes training partnerships with local pre-med organizations in Montreal, seeking to advance health care education to aspiring physicians like himself.
Ryan’s experience, insight, and work ethic make him a great asset to the foundation and a valuable member of our team.