Scott Ryals, MD

Scott Ryals, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor


TEL: 352.273.8737
FAX: 352.392.7088




BS Emory University  Biology
MD Tulane University
Residency University of Florida Internal Medicine
Chief Resident University of Florida Internal Medicine
Fellowship University of Florida Sleep Medicine

Clinical / Research Interests:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Complex Sleep Apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • 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:

  • 2014 – Chief Resident Award – American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter


  • Berry RB, Ryals S, Wagner MH.  Confusing signals during a positive airway pressure titration.  J Clin Sleep Med. 2017;13(12):1483-1485.
  • 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.
  • 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: 978-978-0323462167.
  • 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):1230-12144. 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.

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