Ryan Bakelaar Attorney

Ryan is a licensed, board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has practiced medicine for 10 years.  Ryan’s interest in combining knowledge of both law and medicine began early and led him to major in Biology and Society at Cornell University.  After performing molecular biology research at the National Cancer Institute, Ryan went on to receive his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in 2003.  He then completed residency at Duke University Medical Center where he trained with renowned leaders in the field of Ob/Gyn and learned to manage a wide-variety of complex obstetric and gynecologic conditions.  Thereafter, Ryan was actively engaged in locum tenens practice which enabled him to experience a wide variety of medical practices in North and South Carolina, Vermont, and South Dakota.   

Ryan attended Campbell University Law School, receiving his J.D. in 2012.  During law school Ryan practiced medicine part-time and continues to practice on a limited basis.  At Campbell, Ryan was also active in moot court and has been both a member and a coach of several award-winning moot court teams.    Ryan was inducted into the Order of Barristers and is publishing a law review article reviewing the constitutionality of the North Carolina Woman’s Right to Know Act. 

Ryan is currently focused on multiple cases involving both fetal and maternal complications of pregnancy, including shoulder dystocia and neonatal encephalopathy.