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Ryan M. Ash, MD, MPH

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Associate Professor, Radiology

Vice-Chair of Radiology, SOM-Kansas City, Radiology

Radiology Medical Director, Medical Director, SOM-Kansas City, Radiology

Magnetic Resonance Medical Director (MRMD), Medical Director, Radiology

Vice-Chair Quality and Informatics, Radiology

Professional Background

Dr. Ash is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is the Vice-Chair, Director of Clinical Operations, Vice-Chair of Quality and Informatics, and Medical Director for Radiology as well as the MR Safety Medical Director for the Health System.

Dr. Ash received his medical degree the University of Kansas and completed his radiology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He then proceeded to complete an abdominal imaging fellowship at the University of California San Diego. He is dual boarded in both radiology and magnetic resonance safety. His interests include advanced liver imaging and MRI safety.

Dr. Ash is an active member in the Society of Abdominal Radiology, including being a member of the Hepatocellular Carcinoma Disease Focus Panel. He also routinely volunteers at the JayDoc Clinic, a medical student run free health clinic.

Education and Training
  • BS, Pre-Medicine, Kansas State University
  • MD, Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
  • MPH, Health Care Management, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, University of Kansas
  • Clinical Fellowship, Body Imaging, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Board Certification, American Board Radiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Medical Director , American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety
  • Medical License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Medical License, Missouri Board of Healing Arts



Dr. Ash is very active in presentations at both the local and national level. He has had numerous poster presentations at the Radiologic Society of North America’s (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, his specialty’s premier and most influential forum, as well as numerous presentations at the Society of Abdominal Radiology’s annual scientific meeting and educational course, his subspecialty’s most premier society. In his more formal research, his interests have been with thoracic and abdominal disease process, though he has also been involved in many different innovative teaching projects and quality improvement endeavors that have led to publications.

  • Elsayes, K, Kielar, A, Chernyak, V, Morshid, A, Furlan, A, Masch, W, Marks, R, Kamaya, A, Do, R, Kono, Y, Fowler, K, Tang, A, Bashir, M, Hecht, E, Jambhekar, K, Lyshchik, A, Rodgers, S, Heiken, J, Kohli, M, Fetzer, D, Wilson, S, Kassam, Z, Mendiratta-Lala, M, Singal, A, Lim, C, Cruite, I, Lee, J, Ash, Ryan, Mitchell, D, McInnes, M, Sirlin, C. 2019. LI-RADS: a conceptual and historical review from its beginning to its recent integration into AASLD clinical practice guidance. Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 49—69.
  • Boatright, Christine., M, Peterson, Jessica., K, Williams, Vanessa., A, Best, Shaun., R, Ash, Ryan., M. 2020. LI-RADS v2018: utilizing ancillary features on gadoxetate-enhanced MRI to modify final LI-RADS category. Abdominal Radiology.
  • Bhatti, S, Heldstab, J, Lehn, C, Tawfik, O, Ash, Ryan, Hout, D, Seitz, R, Bailty, D, O'Dea, A, Jensen, R, Fan, F, Khan, Q, Goodwin, A, Sharma, P. 2017. Clinical activity of pembrolizumab in a Metastatic triple negative breast cancer patient without tumor PDL1 expression: A case report and correlative biomarker analysis. JCO Precision Oncology, 1-6
  • Rohr, A, Hill, J, Hunt, S, Meek, L, Ash, Ryan, Fishback, S, Miller, K. 2017. Impact of Case-based Radiology Education on First-year Medical Students Knowledge, Perceptions, and Interests in the Field of Radiology. Australasian Medical Journal