Ryan Meili is a family physician in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with a focus on health equity and is a lifelong advocate for healthy public policy. He has practiced medicine in rural and Northern Saskatchewan, inner-city Saskatoon and rural Mozambique.
In 2017, Ryan put the concept of politics as "medicine on a larger scale" into practice, running to become Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saskatoon-Meewasin and serving as Leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party and Leader of the Official Opposition in Saskatchewan from 2018-2022.
Ryan also served on the board of Canadian Doctors for Medicare from 2008-2016 and is the author of A Healthy Society: How a focus on health can revive Canadian democracy. His second book, A Healthy Future: lessons from the frontlines of COVID-19, will be published by UBC Press in 2023.
Ryan lives in Saskatoon with his wife, Mahli Brindamour, and their two sons, Abe, and Gus.