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W.H. Andrew Ryu, M.D., M.Sc., M.T.M., FRCSC

Accepting new patients

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Neurological Surgery

Special focus

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Ryu graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in neurosciences. His graduate thesis in traumatic brain injury led to an interest in pursuing a career in medicine. After obtaining his medical degree at Western University, he completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Calgary and earned his board certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In 2020, Dr. Ryu completed fellowship training in complex and minimally-invasive spine surgery at Rush University.

Dr. Ryu’s clinical interests are in neurosurgery and spine surgery. He is passionate about providing cutting-edge comprehensive care for patients with spine and spinal cord disorders. Specifically, he specializes in degenerative spine disorders, spinal deformity, and spinal oncology. Dr. Ryu utilizes novel surgical and non-surgical treatments including minimally-invasive techniques to optimize the functional health and quality of life of his patients.

Education and training

    • B.Sc., 2005, University of Toronto
    • M.Sc., 2008, University of Toronto
    • M.D., 2012, Western University
  • Residency

    • Neurosurgery, University of Calgary, 2012 - 2019
  • Fellowship

    • Complex and Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery, Rush University, 2019 - 2020
  • Certifications

    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2019

Memberships and associations:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Korean American Spine Society
  • Canadian Spine Society
  • Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation
  • American Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Association
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.7 out of 5 (141 Ratings, 52 Reviews)

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