As a member of Sg2’s Intelligence team, Ryota contributes to the development and delivery of orthopedics and spine offerings. He contributes to publications, web seminars, the annual development of Sg2’s Impact of Change® forecast and other analytical tools. In his time at Sg2, Ryota has also focused on payment- and policy-related topics, including alternative payment models, site-neutral payment, and MACRA.

Prior to joining Sg2, Ryota worked as a research lab assistant at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. His work primarily supported research discerning the role of transcription factor nkx2.5 in cardiovascular development. Ryota contributed to 5 peer-reviewed articles based on this research. He also interned at a health center in Nicaragua, where he focused on understanding the wide-ranging public health challenges of a community with limited infrastructure and resources.

Ryota earned his BA in biological sciences with a physiology concentration from Northwestern University.