Team

Director, 3D Innovations (3DI) Lab

Justin Ryan, Ph.D.

Dr. Ryan, a computer imaging and animation master-turned-biomedical engineer, joins us as director of the 3DI Lab. An accomplished leader in his field, he previously ran the Cardiac 3D Print Lab at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he created more than 500 unique cardiac models. He is also a member of the Research team at Rady Children’s Heart Institute.

Operations

  • Sanjeet Hegde, M.D., Ph.D., Program Director: 3DI Lab; Academic Director: Cardiac MRI; Co-Director of Research: Heart Institute; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
  • Salil Upasani, M.D., Program Director: 3DI Lab; Co-Director: International Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders; Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UC San Diego
  • Matthew Brigger, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Airway Simulation: 3DI Lab; Division Chief; Co-Director: Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program; Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego
  • Daniel Vinocur, M.D., Director of Imaging: 3DI Lab
  • Howaida El-Said, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director: Interventional Simulation: 3DI Lab; Director: Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego
  • Kanishka Ratnayaka, M.D., Co-Director: Interventional Simulation: 3DI Lab; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Leadership

  • Gail Knight, M.D., M.M.M., Executive Director: 3DI Lab; Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Chris Abe, R.N., CIC, HEM, Co-Executive Director: 3DI Lab; Vice President of Operations, Rady Children’s Hospital
  • John J. Nigro, M.D., Co-Executive Director: 3DI Lab; Division Chief: CV Surgery; Director, Heart Institute; Director: Cardiac Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Device Program
  • Peter Newton, M.D., Co-Executive Director: 3DI Lab; Division Chief: Orthopedics; Director: Scoliosis Service; Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UC San Diego