Director of International Program Development, Haiti Program Manager
Ryan Sydnor, MD
As RAD-AID’s Director of International Program Development, Dr. Sydnor is instrumental in the creation, expansion and administration of RAD-AID’s global public service programs. As a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Duke University, Dr. Sydnor brings leading experience in radiology and health care to RAD-AID. Having served in primary care projects in Uganda and Haiti, Dr. Sydnor has strong insight into the challenges and opportunities for improving radiology and medical imaging in the developing world.
Dr. Sydnor began his work with the organization as administrator of RAD-AID’s blog, which has grown to be integrated with RAD-AID’s strong presence on Facebook for continuous outreach to RAD-AID’s membership. In 2010, Dr. Sydnor then initiated RAD-AID’s program in Haiti by performing a Radiology Readiness assessment of Adventist Hospital in Port-Au-Prince. He spoke at the RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries about his experiences in Haiti and his vision for medical imaging as a crucial component in the rebuilding of that nation’s health care system. Dr. Sydnor led 2 additional teams in Haiti in work with the CRUDEM Foundation in Milot.
Dr. Sydnor has also been instrumental in the development of RAD-AID’s educational program in China, and works closely with Dr. Matthew Lungren (RAD-AID Director of Education) on RAD-AID’s faculty lecture exchange programs and radiology residency rotations abroad. In this role, Dr. Sydnor coordinates RAD-AID’s program development with institutional partners such as Project HOPE, Duke University, and Engineering World Health. If you are interested in developing, refining or expanding an idea or project related to developing world imaging, please contact Dr. Sydnor by emailing email@example.com.