Ryan Ford, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Phone: 404-778-3184

Fax: 404-778-2925

Email: rmford@emory.edu


Dr. Ford grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta and did all of his post-graduate training at Emory University in Atlanta. He is married to Dr. Mandy Ford, the scientific director for the Emory Transplant Center. Dr. Ford is committed to taking care of patients in Georgia with liver disease and has a particular interest in viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, young adults with liver disease, and liver disease as a result of congenital heart disease. His goal is to continue to improve the practical approach to diagnosis and treatment of liver disease, and ultimately improve outcomes. One of Dr. Ford’s patients was the first patient at Emory to have a combined heart-liver-kidney transplant. Dr. Ford earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Transplant Hepatology in 2010.

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship: Emory University
Gastroenterology Fellowship: Emory University
Internal Medicine Chief Residency: Emory University
Internal Medicine Residency: Emory University
Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude: Emory University

American Board of Internal Medicine Certifications:
Gastroenterology: 2009
Internal Medicine: 2005
Hepatology: 2010


Areas of Clinical Interest: Viral hepatitis B and C; Alcoholic Liver Disease; Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension; Acute Liver Failure; Autoimmune Liver Disease; Liver Transplantation; Fontan Liver Disease
Specialities: Board Certified in Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; and Transplant Hepatology

Honors and/or Awards:
* Medical Director of the Center for Viral Hepatitis (EUH Midtown)
* Director of Emory Transplant Center Grand Rounds (2013-present)
* Attending of the Year (Emory Digestive Diseases 2011-2012
* Chair of the Department of Medicine Awards Sub-Committee
* Chief Gastroenterology Fellow
* Chief Resident Internal Medicine
* Member of AOA


Organizational Memberships:
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Osteopathic Association

Link to Emory Healthcare bio


* Ryan M. Ford, MD, Sonali Sakaria, MD, Ram Subramanian, MD. Critical Care Management of Patients Before Liver Transplantation. Transplantation Reviews, October
2010; 24:190-206
* Ryan M. Ford, MD, Mathew M.McMahon, MD, Mohammad A.Wehbi,MD. HIV and Colon Cancer – A Review in the Era of Antiretrovirals. Gastroenterology and
Hepatology, 2008; 4:274-278
* Andrew J. Simpson, MD and Ryan M. Ford, MD. Alcoholic Liver Disease and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Essentials of Gastroenterology. Wiley-Blackwell 2012.
Chapter 14: pp190-204.
* Ryan M. Ford, MD, Ram M. Subramanian, MD, James R. Spivey, MD. Acute Liver Disease. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. McGraw-Hill 2012. Section 6;
Chapter 158: pp1284-1297.
* Temitope Foster, MD and Ryan M. Ford, MD. Alcoholic Liver Disease and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis. Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review, 3rd Edition.
McGraw-Hill 2012. Chapter 46:pp359-365.
* Ryan M. Ford, MD et al. Hepatic, Gastrointestinal, Hematologic, and Oncologic Disease in the ICU. Self-Assessment in Adult Multiprofessional Critical Care, 7th edition.
Society of Critical Care Medicine 2011. Part 5: pp194-232.
* Robert Kung MD, Ashley Reid MD, Mathew M. McMahon MD, Ruchir P. Patel MD, Wayne Fleischman MD, Elizabeth Nesmith MD, Minal Patel MD, Jeffrey L. Lennox MD,
Mohammad A. Wehbi MD, and Ryan M. Ford, MD. Colon Cancer Screening in HIV-infected Patients Age 50 and Older: Data from an outpatient HIV clinic. Practical
Gastroenterology 2013.
* Robert W. Elder, Nancy M. McCabe, Camden Hebson, Emir Veledar, Rene Romero, Ryan M. Ford, William T. Mahle, Brian E. Kogon, Anurag Sahu, Maan Jokhadar,
Michael E. McConnell, Wendy M. Book. Features of portal hypertension are associated with major adverse events in Fontan patients: The VAST study. International
Journal of Cardiology. 2013.
* Smith DT, Armstrong WS, Ford RM, Law KL, Manning KD. Development and Execution of an Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellow Teaching Competition. JGIM. 2013
June; 28 (Supplement 1):S457. Innovations in Medical Education.
* McCabe N, Farris AB, Hon H, Ford R, Book WM. Hepatocellular Carcinoma in an Adult with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 Aug.