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, Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs of the Division of Rheumatology, and interim Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director. He is also co-director of a cooperative clinic for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Dr. Ruderman has served as principal investigator on over 50 clinical trials, and he is involved in several projects that link clinical practice and the research agenda in the rheumatology clinic. In addition to his research efforts, he serves as a vice-chair of Northwestern University’s institutional review board. He is the immediate past-chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Ruderman is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Rheumatology Research Foundation and is the associate editor for the rheumatoid arthritis section of Journal of Rheumatology.