Justin Ryan

Research Scientist

Rady Children's

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Justin Ryan

Justin Ryan, PhD is the director of the Helen and Will Webster 3D Innovations (3DI) Lab at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Dr Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts in digital art and animation before pursuing a master’s and doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from Arizona State University. More recently (2021), he received his MBA from National University. Ryan established the Cardiac 3D Print Lab at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2012 before joining Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego in 2018 to establish the Webster Foundation 3DI Lab. The 3DI Lab leverages 3D printing and immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed reality for preoperative support, education, and research – the multi-disciplinary lab supports all departments of the pediatric institution.

Dr. Ryan is a co-chair of DICOM Working Group 17, a group focused on updating medical image file standards for use in 3D technologies. Dr. Ryan is also active in the Radiological Society of North America’s 3D Printing Special Interest Group where he focuses efforts on quality assurance guidelines and appropriate use guidelines as they pertain to medical 3D printing.

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