David Ryon

Profile Updated: September 2, 2015
David Ryon
Residing In: Evansville, IN USA
Occupation: Physician / Medical Director
Spouse/Partner: Sarah Ryon
Children: John, born 2012
Zoe, born 2004
Krista and Emily, born 1995
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Deaconess Hospital System

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Favorite High School Memory

My group of friends, many of whom were in Search.

Most Embarrassing Moment

I was too 'frontal' at that time to be embarrassed.


Since 1995 I have been a pulmonary and critical care physician, and over the years have enjoyed leading physician groups in my specialty. My busy practice involves clinical medicine and teaching. In 2014 I was elected president of medical staff and to the Board of Directors at Deaconess Hospital System, a growing healthcare corporation in southern Indiana, whose mission is to provide our region with compassionate, quality health care services. My background includes a psychology major from Duke University.

I’ve also been a member of the American Alpine Club (AAC) since 1999, with years of hiking, glacier travel, leading vertical rock climbing, and ice climbing experience. These engagements gave me an incisive perspective on risk assessment, decision-making, and safety. Other personal challenges and losses contributed to my deep personal interest in learning how better choices are cultivated, and understanding the myriad forces that precipitate irrational decisions.

Most importantly, getting the right worldview has been essential for getting my life in order. Along these lines, Proverbs 9:10 and Proverbs 3:5-7 are a couple citations from wisdom teaching that have been particularly helpful. i accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior in 2009, and this been paramount to understanding the wayward tugs of mainstream secular life.

My personal quest for wisdom has fueled a driving interest in the field of medical decision-making under uncertainty and prevention of medical error. I seek practical interventions that can improve quality of diagnosis and medical care by helping practitioners stay mindful and focused, and constructing system processes that protect patients when professionals falter.

All this said, much of my time away from work nowadays is spent with my wife, son John, and reaching out to my daughter Zoe, who lives out of state.

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Jan 01, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Kent, welcome to the site, miss our Search Days. Did u ever get to become a chef?

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