Dr. Ruderman received his undergraduate degree in English literature from Princeton University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he completed a rheumatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with a concurrent research fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. He joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 2000, where he is currently a Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs of the Division of Rheumatology. He is also co-director of a cooperative clinic for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Dr. Ruderman is a past president of the Chicago Rheumatism Society. He has served as principal investigator on over 50 clinical trials, and he serves as chair of the data safety monitoring boards for several international, multicenter, clinical trials in rheumatology. In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Ruderman serves as a vice-chair of Northwestern University’s institutional review board. He is a past-chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee of the American College of Rheumatology and a recent member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Dr. Ruderman is currently a member of the ACR board of directors and the deputy editor of the Journal of Rheumatology.