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  • Education
    • M.H.A., Saint Louis University, 2016, Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society
    • J.D., cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2015, Health Law; Managing Editor for Journal of Health Law and Policy
    • M.P.H., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012
    • B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2010, History

Ryan Chafe is dedicated to providing effective, efficient, and innovative legal health care solutions. As an Associate in the Health Care Services practice, Ryan focuses on transactional and regulatory health care law. Clients rely on him to analyze each health care matter and develop a strategic approach to representation based on the client’s immediate and long-term goals.

Ryan works with a variety of health care-related businesses and organizations on transactional and regulatory matters, including:

  • Health care merger, acquisition and other change of control transactions
  • Private equity backed health care roll-ups and operations
  • Health care business structuring matters
  • Licensure and other regulatory compliance issues
  • HIPAA and privacy matters
  • Complex vendor contracting arrangements

Ryan puts an emphasis on maintaining strong client relationships, and has spent periods of his practice embedded on-site with clients working directly with their business leads and legal teams.  He draws on a variety of prior health care experiences to connect the business side of health care matters with the legal issues at hand.

Ryan’s past experience includes a post-graduate legal fellowship with a nationally recognized university and medical school, and working for a variety of health care entities including integrated health systems, an academic physician group, and a state-level government health agency. In law school, Ryan served as the managing editor of an academic journal specializing in health care law while also obtaining a Master’s degree in Health Administration. Ryan currently serves on the Young Professionals Board of a local hospital. These opportunities and experiences give Ryan a foundation for better understanding clients’ challenges in an ever-changing health care landscape.

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Featured, St. Louis University Masters of Health Administration Program
October 15, 2019