Dr. Ryan Iwasiw
Specialist in Internal Medicine
Dr. Ryan Iwasiw has been involved in healthcare since 2000, taking somewhat of an indirect path to medicine.
He started his health care career as a registered nurse, receiving his diploma in Nursing from Medicine Hat College and then his Nursing Degree from the University of Calgary. Over the course of the next 10 years he worked as a registered nurse in a range of different clinical settings serving a variety of different populations in Southern Alberta, Manitoba and Southern California.
Wanting and expanded clinical role, Dr. Iwasiw move on to complete his Masters of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner training at the University of Manitoba. After completing this training, he worked primarily in the emergency setting as well as delivering primary and emergency care to remote northern communities in Manitoba.
Dr. Iwasiw ultimately made the transition to medicine and obtained his MD from the University of Calgary in 2015. He subsequently, he completed a residency at the University of Calgary in Internal Medicine. He is currently finishing his fellowship in General Internal Medicine as well as an additional fellowship in Medical Simulation. His medical areas of interest include complex and/or chronic multi-system disease, Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), end of life care/decision making, medical education and medical simulation.
Dr. Iwasiw is a proud husband to his amazing wife, father to his marvelous daughter and poppa to his crazy but lovable bulldog. When he is not practicing medicine, he can be found reading the latest Malcom Gladwell book, listening to a podcast about critical thinking/skepticism, flipping through the pages of one of this favorite comic books, spinning a record from his vast vinyl collection or practicing the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.