Christopher Ryder, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
School of Medicine

Dr. Ryder graduated with Highest Honors in Chemistry from Emory University in 2005. After one year at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD as a CRTA Fellow, he entered the MSTP program at Case Western Reserve University. His dissertation research focused on mechanisms of resistance to apoptosis in leukemia with a focus on regulation of the Bcl-2 family of genes under the mentorship of Dr. Clark Distelhorst. He earned his PhD in Pharmacology 2013 and MD in 2014. Dr. Ryder then completed residency in Clinical Pathology followed by a fellowship in Hematopathology at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University (UHCMC/CWRU). He is board-certified in clinical pathology and hematopathology.

Upon completion of fellowship, Dr. Ryder returned to his position as an instructor in the Department of Pathology at UHCMC and CWRU in 2019 and has joined the laboratory of Dr. Derek Abbott as a mentored research position. His current research interests include the investigation of inflammasome biology in the pathogenesis of hematopoietic malignancies and as potential therapeutic targets in leukemia/lymphoma. Dr. Ryder is married to a fellow graduate of CWRU School of Medicine, Dr. Julieta Ryder, an oculoplastic surgeon in the area. They have two wonderful children, Isaac and Clara.

External Appointments

Clinical Pathologist
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

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