Wonnie Ryu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program

Yale Medicine


Dr. Ryu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Yale. He received his BS at Emory University, MPH at Dartmouth College, and MD at New York Medical College. After completing his internal medicine residency, including a year as chief resident at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he came to Yale for his Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship. During his time as a clinical fellow, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Erica Herzog, and under her mentorship he conducted translational research in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and Sarcoidosis. His research involves the study of extracellular mitochondrial DNA as biomarker for survival in IPF and clinical phenotypes in Sarcoidosis. Related to this, he is exploring the pathogenic mechanisms by which mitochondrial DNA contributes to disease pathology in interstitial lung disease. 

Education & Training

MD New York Medical College (2008)
MPH Dartmouth College (2004)
BS Emory University (2003)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Boehringer Ingelheim IPF/ILD Discovery Award (2019)

  • Recognition of Early Academic Achievement AwardAmerican Thoracic Society (2018)

  • Parker B. Francis Foundation AwardParker B. Francis Foundation (2018)

  • Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research AwardFoundation of Sarcoidosis Research (2017)

  • Respiratory Disease Young Investigators' AwardNational Jewish Health (2016)

Professional Service

  • Graduate Medical Education Committee (2015 - 2016) Member

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