Scott Ryals, MD

Scott Ryals, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor


TEL: 352.273.8737
FAX: 352.627.4383




BSEmory University Biology
MDTulane University Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of FloridaInternal Medicine
Chief ResidentUniversity of FloridaInternal Medicine
FellowshipUniversity of FloridaSleep Medicine

Clinical / Research Interests:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Complex Sleep Apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Parasomnias
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Periodic limb movement disorder

Professional Societies:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Medical Association

Certifications and Licensure:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Sleep Medicine
  • State of Florida Medical License

Honors and Awards:

  • 2019 Exemplary Teacher – UF College of Medicine
  • Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Award – Top Decile Patient Satisfaction Performer – UF Health Physicians – 2018
  • Most Outstanding Research Award – Classification of Hypopneas (Obstructive vs. Central) Using Chest Wall EMG – UF Department of Medicine 2017 Celebration of Research
  • Chief Resident Award – American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter – 2014


  •  Ryals S, McCullough L, Wagner M, Berry R, Dibra M.  A case of treatment-emergent central sleep apnea?  J Clin Sleep Med. 2020;16(2):331-334. PMID 31992427.
  • Berry RB, Ryals S, Dibra M, Wagner MH.  Use of a transformed ECG signal to detect respiratory effort during apnea.  J Clin Sleep Med.  2019;15(7):991-998. PMID 31383237.
  • Sharma S, Hadigal S, Wagner MH, Ryals S, Berry RB.  Patient with a new parasomnia.  J Clin Sleep Med.  2019;15(6):929-930.  PMID 31138391.
  • Hadigal S, Sharma S, Wagner MH, Ryals S, Berry RB.  Sudden improvement in PAP download indices without treatment change.  J Clin Sleep Med.  2019;15(5):791-793.  PMID 31053218.
  • Esteves AR, Raza W, Ryals S, Collins WO, Ching J, Wagner M, Berry R.  Sleepy preteen after upper airway surgery.  J Clin Sleep Med.  2019;15(2):359-361.  PMID 30736886.
  • Dibra, MN, Berry RB, Wagner MH, Ryals SM. Roving Eye Movements.  J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(10):1809-1810.  PMID 30353826.
  • Wagner MH, Berry RB, Reyez-Estevez A, Raza W, Ryals S.  A Patient With Suspicious Desaturations at Sleep Onset.  J Clin Sleep Med.  2018;14(8):1435-1436.  PMID 30092903.
  • Berry RB, Ryals S, Wagner MH.  Use of chest wall EMG to classify hypopneas as obstructive or central.  J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(5):725-733.  PMID 29734977.
  • Berry RB, Ryals S, Wagner MH.  Confusing signals during a positive airway pressure titration.  J Clin Sleep Med. 2017;13(12):1483-1485.  PMID 29117889.
  • Turpen K, Thornbury A, Wagner M, Berry RB, Barretto J, Williams R, Ryals S.  A patient with rapidly progressing early-onset dementia and insomnia.  J Clin Sleep Med. 2017;13(11):1363-1364.  PMID 28992835.
  • Ryals S & Berry RB. (2017) Sleep in Medical Disorders and Special Populations.  In Avidan, A. (Ed.), Review of Sleep Medicine Fourth Edition (622-632).  Philadelphia: Elsevier. ISBN-13: 978-0323462167.
  • Berry RB, Ryals S, Girdhar A, Wagner MH. Use of chest wall electromyography to detect respiratory effort during polysomnography.  J Clin Sleep Med 2016;12(9):1239-1244. PMID 27306391.
  • Ryals SM and Berry RB (2015).  The Man Who Stopped Breathing: A Methodical Approach.  In Olson EJ, Winkelman JW, editors; for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  Case Book of Sleep Medicine, 2nd ed.  Darien, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0965722032.
  • Girdhar A, Berry RB, Ryals S, Beck E, Wagner M.  A young man running out of treatment options.  J Clin Sleep Med 2015;11(10)1239-1242. PMID 26156953.
  • Ryals S, Berry RB, Girdhar A, Wagner M.  Second opinion: does this patient really have narcolepsy? J Clin Sleep Med 2015;11(7)831-833. PMID 25845890.