Ryan Nelson, PharmD
Medical Director, Precision Medicine
Ask me about: Precision medicine, germline and somatic pharmacogenetics, health economics and outcomes research
For the ARUP Healthcare Advisory Services team, Ryan brings the world of pharmacy and genetics together, helping clinicians leverage genetic results to make better treatment decisions. Ryan’s passion for health sciences stems from his childhood diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. It changed his perspective on health and fueled his interest in medicine and genetics, which ultimately led him to the health sciences. His professional experience includes a stint at Myriad Genetics, where he performed pharmacogenetic testing for patients undergoing chemotherapy. After graduating from pharmacy school, Ryan completed a fellowship in the Department of Individualized Cancer Management at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida. He joined ARUP in part to work alongside renowned toxicology and pharmacology expert Gwen McMillian, PhD, to advance clinical applications of precision medicine. Ryan and his wife met rock climbing in the Utah desert. The two of them enjoy ski mountaineering, mountain biking, and kayaking. The couple has an infant daughter who now goes with them on their mountain adventures.