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About Ryan O'Leary, MD
Ryan O'Leary, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the care of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee, including primary and complex revision joint replacement surgery.
Dr. O'Leary performs partial and total knee replacement, anterior approach total hip replacement, and robotic-assisted surgery. He employs patient-specific alignment techniques with the goal of relieving pain and restoring function. His focus is on a rapid recovery, including "same day" or outpatient joint replacement.
He understands the demands people place on their joints and the high expectations they have for return to activity. He takes a holistic approach to care, customizing the treatment plan to the patient, accounting for their specific circumstances and goals.
Dr. O'Leary has earned several academic awards and honors for his scientific research and academic achievements. His research has been published in multiple orthopedic journals and he has been invited to present at local and national conferences. His current work is focused on techniques to decrease complications after joint replacement, with the goal of providing patients with a new joint that lasts them the rest of their lives.
He completed a fellowship in total joint replacement at Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandra, Va. He performed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La.
He is excited to be practicing in his hometown of San Diego. Dr. O'Leary attended Torrey Pines High School prior to attending UC Santa Barbara for his undergraduate degree. In Santa Barbara, he played for the university's rugby team. He continued playing rugby throughout his medical training, including for the New Orleans Rugby Football Club.
Outside of surgery, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and dog at Cardiff State Beach.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Orthopedics.
- Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, Alexandria, VA
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Hip Replacement
- Anterior Hip Replacement
- Joint Replacement
- Complex Revision Hip and Knee Replacements
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Robotic Assisted Surgery