Dr. Ryan McCormick grew up in Los Angeles and was a high school student of Ben’s many years ago. Over the years, they developed a close friendship and he became a founding member of Floating Doctors working as the Vice President. After working for a year rebuilding Southern Wind, he worked in the clinics in Haiti and Honduras before going to medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. While there, he took the lessons he learned in providing patient care and expanded on them completing additional education in Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Emergency Medicine, and Trauma Management.
After graduating he returned home to Los Angeles working with Ben’s father, Dr. George LaBrot, at UCLA and doing clinical research at LA County/USC Hospital for a year. He is currently completing his Medical License Exams and working as the Research Director for the California Center for Sleep Disorders, and plans to apply to start a residency in Emergency Medicine in July 2019. He working in Panama with the crew several times a year and each time he looks forward to going more. He also co-founded RemoteCareEducation, a CME Project with Floating Doctors to train clinicians to function remote medical mission environments and coordinates training modules for rotating residents who participate in the accredited course from Remote Care Education and stay on to continue their training for the remainder of their elective rotation.