Ryan Bellassai is originally from Olathe, Kansas. Ryan has always loved science and the pursuit of continual learning, and wanted to have a career where he could be challenged and make a difference in people's lives. As a cardiothoracic surgery physician assistant, Ryan enjoys both the technical aspect of the job in the operating room, as well as the personal side before and after surgery.
"I strive to find ways to connect with every patient I see, and get to know who they are so I can better serve them. I try to treat all patients as if they were one of my loved ones."
Ryan earned his Physician Assistant Master's degree from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS and a bachelor's degree in food science from Kansas State University. Prior to joining SCL Health, Ryan served for five years on cardiothoracic surgery team at The University of Kansas Hospital.
When not at work, Ryan enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, and woodworking.