Ryan Cleary, MD

Ryan Cleary, MD

PGY6 Resident

MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

BS, Boston College

Hometown: Boston, MA

Clinical & research interests

After spending PGY1-4 at St. Louis University School of Medicine, I transferred to Washington University in 2021. I am interested in skull base surgery and neuro-oncology, as well as researching novel adjuvant therapies for CNS tumors. Additionally, I have been investigating changes in the blood brain barrier after LITT, and whether surgeons can take advantage of those changes to increase the CNS penetrance and efficacy of adjuvant therapies.

I have completed a year as a post-doctoral research fellow in the lab of Albert Kim, MD, PhD and I will complete the Advanced Surgical Neuro-oncology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine as an enfolded fellowship during my training. This fellowship is led by Brain Tumor Center Director Albert Kim and Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology Eric Leuthardt, MD. 

Honors & awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Class of 2017
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, Class of 2017


  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member, CNS Resident Committee, 2019-2020
  • Saint Louis University Hospital, President of SLU Resident’s Association, 2018-2019
  • Saint Louis University Hospital, Vice President of SLU Resident’s Association, 2017-2018

Professional organizations

  • Society for Neuroscience, 2010-2011
  • American Epilepsy Society, 2010-2011
  • American Medical Association, 2013-present
  • American Medical Student Association, 2013-2017
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2017-present
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2017-present