- Research Interests:
Clinical trials as they relate to the exciting and active field of therapeutic advances in the pediatric neuromuscular conditions.
- Clinical Practice:
- Myasthenia Gravis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Pediatric
- Assistant Professor
Ryan Cappa, MD, is a pediatric neurologist with specialized training in diagnosing and caring for children and adolescents with neuromuscular disorders. These include:
- Neuropathies, like spinal muscular atrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth
- Neuromuscular junction disorders, like myasthenia gravis
- Muscle diseases, like Duchenne muscular dystrophy
He also has experience with pediatric electromyography, muscle and nerve ultrasound, and genetic testing.
Dr. Cappa received his medical degree from St. George’s University. He then completed residency training in child (pediatric) neurology at UVA. He joined the UVA faculty in 2021 after completing specialized fellowship training in pediatric neuromuscular disorders at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Cappa has additional interests in medical education. He received the Mulholland Society Teaching Award, a recognition by students who’ve been impacted by his teaching.
In his free time, Dr. Cappa enjoys playing with his three children, cooking with his wife, and volunteering at his church.
- Mulholland Society Teaching Award, 2019
- Iota Epsilon Alpha International Medical School Honors, 2015
- St. George's University, 2015
- University of Virginia, Pediatric
- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia