Ryan is a pediatric physician assistant and Canadian Forces veteran from Montreal, Canada who became a member of the Disque Foundation advisory board in the fall of 2018. He is currently completing his science pre-requisites with an interest to pursue a Bachelor of Science as a mature student. He hopes to major in kinesiology while exploring his research interests in biomechanics and the pathophysiology of exercise-induced diseases. His long-term goal is to become a pediatrician sub-specializing in either emergency or critical care medicine.

He is certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and was recently approved by the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Quebec Provincial Committee to become a Neonatal Resuscitation Program provider. In addition, he will soon be completing the Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) course offered by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Ryan maintains an extensive clinical role in his local community. Besides working as a PA, he co-supervises the first-aid response team at Dawson College and is an ambassador and cancer-experienced volunteer at Hope & Cope, a notable psychosocial cancer support foundation operated out of the Jewish General Hospital. Outside of medicine he’s a recreational photographer, avid music lover, and fitness enthusiast who believes in following and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

His primary responsibility as an advisory board member is to provide continuous direction and advisement on content development for our PALS course. Moreover, he will be overseeing the development of an innovative 12-Lead electrocardiogram interpretation course with a focus on pediatric rhythms and their respective interventional algorithms set forth by the American Heart Association’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines.