Dr. Jeffrey Ryan

Dr. Jeffrey Ryan

Dr. Jeffrey Ryan

Dr. Ryan graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He completed residency training in Family Medicine in 1997 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. After residency he served the National Health Service Corps on Cleveland’s near west side.

In summer 2000 Dr. Ryan moved to Albany, NY and began practicing with Community Care Physicians in Clifton Park, New York. In August of 2008, Dr. Ryan left CCP and formed Ryan Family Medicine (“RFM”), first as a solo practitioner. In July of 2012, he was joined by Denise Gangi-Pollacek, RPA-C. RFM is open to both existing and new patients and accepts Medicare and most major commercial insurances. Patients without insurance are also welcomed.

RFM participates with most area insurances and is a primary care provider for children, adults, and elders. Both Dr. Ryan and Denise offer gynecologic care. Dr. Ryan has been board certified in Family Medicine since 1997 and his practice is currently limited to outpatient medicine. Should you require hospitalization, we will work with the hospitalist responsible for your care.

While the bulk of his work is conventional family medicine, Dr. Ryan is quite interested in alternative and complementary medicine, with background in acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, and herbal medicine. He served as co-medical director for Community Hospice’s palliative care program. From 2006 to 2008 Jeff was a fellow in the Integrative Medicine program established by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.

From May of 2011 until May of 2012, Dr. Ryan served as medical director for the Loyola Recovery Foundation. This program was developed to provide alcohol and drug detoxification services to Veterans as well as civilians in the community.

Currently Dr. Ryan and Denise Gangi-Pollacek provide care for residents of several area nursing and rehabilitation centers.


Current Career Activities

  • Jeffrey Ryan Family Medicine, PLLC, Albany, NY: Primary Care Family Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine Consultation (August 2008 – present)

Past Career Activities

  • Loyola Recovery Foundation, Albany, NY, Medical Director (May 2011 – May 2012)
  • Family Physician with Community Care Physicians, Albany, NY (2000 – July 2008)
  • Mental Illness and Chemical Abuse Unit, Medical Director, Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY (2000-2007)
  • Community Hospice: Hospice Medical Director (2000-2004), Palliative Care Program Medical Director (2004-2005)
  • Neighborhood Family Practice, Cleveland, Ohio, Family Physician (1997-2000)
  • Commission on Accreditation, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 1998-2000)

General Medical Education

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (1994), Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency in Family Medicine (1994-1997), Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Campus

Additional Education in Health and Wellness (partial list)

  • UCLA – Helms Medical Institute, Medical Acupuncture (2001)
  • 5 Elements Acupuncture, Moss/Puhky, (2004)
  • Spiritual Psychology, Concord Institute, Concord, MA, (Tom Yeomans, PhD), (2001-2003)
  • Botanical Medicine, Columbia University (2003)
  • Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, Cranial Academy (2005)
  • Mind/Body Medicine, Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute (2002, 2007)
  • Fellow in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona (2006 – 2008)

Undergraduate Education

  • University of Virginia, (1980), BA in German Language and Literature
  • San Francisco State University (1987-1989), Post-baccalaureate Pre-Medicine curriculum

Professional Interests

  • Medical Acupuncture, Sexual Orientation Issues, Depression, Cancer – palliative care – hospice, Western Botanical Medicines, Mind/Body Medicine, Addiction Medicine


  • American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Zen Center for Contemplative Care

Community Activities Prior to Medical Career (San Francisco)

  • San Francisco Zen Center Hospice Program, 1988-1990
  • California Pacific Medical Center, massage therapist for HIV inpatient service, 1985-1986
  • Shanti Project, HIV patient volunteer services 1983-1985