Shine the Light Media Award ~ 2015
Ryan McGarry, MD
Director and Writer, Code Black Documentary
An emergency medicine physician and filmmaker, Ryan McGarry is the director of the feature length documentary Code Black and executive producer of the CBS primetime drama series of the same name. McGarry holds a faculty position in Emergency Medicine at the Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell University following his residency training at the Los Angeles County General Hospital.
He studied English at the Pennsylvania State University and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Code Black premiered as the Best Documentary at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival prior to embarking on a successful international festival tour and was one of the best reviewed films of the year, earning a Critics’ Pick from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.