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QC orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ryan Pokorney didn’t start brewing beer until he moved to Iowa – but now he’s found a favorite scientific pursuit that yields a tasty outcome.

Quad Cities orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ryan Pokorney, joined ORA Orthopedics a few years ago. When he’s not seeing patients, he enjoys time with his family, taking in a good book, exploring the community and brewing beer.

What’s your specialty?

Fellowship trained in total joint replacement

Where do you call “home”?

Yankton, SD

Do you have a favorite quote, book or movie?

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

I enjoy reading journals. I don’t have a favorite movie, but over the last decade, the Marvel movie franchise has been good.

How do you like to spend your weekends?

I spend my weekends with my family. In the summer, we can be found at the pool. In the cooler months, we take day trips to explore the area.

I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, playing sports like golf, basketball and pickle ball. I also brew beer, watch movies, and travel when we can.

Dr. Pokorney takes a break from brewing beer to brew up some fun with his daughter.

You mentioned beer brewing. How did you get started?

I always had an interest in brewing beer, but when I moved to Iowa, I started brewing and found I was good at it. It is also fun experimenting with it to see what works well.

What kinds of beers do you like to brew?

I enjoy all types of beer but my favorites are NEIPA, IPA, stout, sours, barrel aged stouts, and Pilsner. It goes on but these are the top ones I like.

What do you enjoy most about brewing?

The thing I like the most about brewing is the research and experimentation that I can do. When I make a good beer, I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing it turned well.

Name one person you would like to meet.

Abraham Lincoln, to discuss his time in politics, and how he managed one of the most difficult times in our history.

Where would you most like to travel?

I would like to travel to Europe. There are so many interesting countries to visit and learn from.

What made you decide to become a doctor, and specifically an orthopedic surgeon?

I always enjoyed biology and anatomy, and I wanted to improve the lives of others. Orthopedics is a great discipline for enhancing comfort, mobility, and independence.

What do you like best about practicing medicine?

I enjoy my interactions with patients. I like the ability to problem solve, and I enjoy operating.

What inspires you most about your patients?

My inspiration comes from seeing a patient who has been living in pain and misery gain new comfort through treatment.

If there is one piece of advice you wish your patients would take to heart, what is it?

Trust us to put your interests first and foremost!

Quad Cities orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ryan Pokorney, joined ORA Orthopedics a few years ago. When he’s not seeing patients, he enjoys time with his family, taking in a good book, exploring the community and brewing beer.

What’s your specialty?

Fellowship trained in total joint replacement

Where do you call “home”?

Yankton, SD

Do you have a favorite quote, book or movie?

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

I enjoy reading journals. I don’t have a favorite movie, but over the last decade, the Marvel movie franchise has been good.

Dr. Pokorney takes a break from brewing beer to brew up some fun with his daughter.

How do you like to spend your weekends?

I spend my weekends with my family. In the summer, we can be found at the pool. In the cooler months, we take day trips to explore the area.

I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, playing sports like golf, basketball and pickle ball. I also brew beer, watch movies, and travel when we can.

You mentioned beer brewing. How did you get started?

I always had an interest in brewing beer, but when I moved to Iowa, I started brewing and found I was good at it. It is also fun experimenting with it to see what works well.

What kinds of beers do you like to brew?

I enjoy all types of beer but my favorites are NEIPA, IPA, stout, sours, barrel aged stouts, and Pilsner. It goes on but these are the top ones I like.

What do you enjoy most about brewing?

The thing I like the most about brewing is the research and experimentation that I can do. When I make a good beer, I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing it turned well.

Name one person you would like to meet.

Abraham Lincoln, to discuss his time in politics, and how he managed one of the most difficult times in our history.

Where would you most like to travel?

I would like to travel to Europe. There are so many interesting countries to visit and learn from.

What made you decide to become a doctor, and specifically an orthopedic surgeon?

I always enjoyed biology and anatomy, and I wanted to improve the lives of others. Orthopedics is a great discipline for enhancing comfort, mobility, and independence.

What do you like best about practicing medicine?

I enjoy my interactions with patients. I like the ability to problem solve, and I enjoy operating.

What inspires you most about your patients?

My inspiration comes from seeing a patient who has been living in pain and misery gain new comfort through treatment.

If there is one piece of advice you wish your patients would take to heart, what is it?

Trust us to put your interests first and foremost!