Ryan Shanks, MD

Emergency Medicine resident

Emergency Medicine Resident, from University of North Carolina School of Medicine



Medical School:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Climbing, mountain biking, soccer, roasting coffee, and hanging out with my wife. Lately, my biggest hobby has been physical therapy for an ACL reconstruction. They say I'll be able to walk down stairs with either leg soon, I can't wait.


Why I chose UNC:
I've been in this area for 10 years and was looking to train in a different part of the country. I looked all over the country and at the end of the day was still sold on Carolina. The benefit of training at two completely different ED practices (UNC and WakeMed - a busy community ED) was a major selling point. However, my main reason for staying was knowing that the residents here were the happiest residents I came across during my 4th year and being completely sold on Dr. Biese as an advocate and mentor.