AASPD Candidate – Hood

Ryan Hood, MD

Northwestern University

Ryan Hood completed medical school in 2008, graduating from St Louis University. He completed a categorical anesthesia residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. During residency, he was elected as chief resident. He then attended the Texas Heart Institute at Baylor University for fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. He returned to Loyola after fellowship to begin his academic career. He has since moved to Northwestern University where he has served as fellowship director for the ACTA program since 2016. Since becoming an attending, Ryan has been awarded “Teacher of the Year” three times. He is passionate about intraoperative and didactic teaching, revamping curricula at both Loyola and Northwestern. He is proud that his fellowship is a “living” program, adapting and changing to be as educational as possible for the current generation of learners. This has involved the institution of a new echocardiography curriculum and other structured didactics into the fellowship. Ryan has also been involved in multiple scholarly activities with his trainees, from poster abstracts to book chapters to peer-reviewed articles. Attending the SAAAPM over the past several years, Ryan has observed both highly impactful and less-so effective conferences. As Councilor, he feels that he could help guide the decision-making process for these annual meetings in order to make them highly meaningful for the hundreds of attendees from across the nation. Level-headed and congenial, he would be a good diplomat and work effectively with other sectors of the Association or with other societies.