ABOUT THE EXPERT

Eric M. Ruderman,

MD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs
Division of Rheumatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Eric M. Ruderman, MD, joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 2000, where he is currently a professor of medicine and associate chief for clinical affairs for the Division of Rheumatology. He is also co-director of a cooperative clinic for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. He received his undergraduate degree in English literature from Princeton University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his 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.

Dr Ruderman has served as principal investigator on more than 50 clinical trials and is involved in several projects that link clinical practice with the research agenda in the rheumatology clinic. He also serves on the data safety monitoring boards for several international, multicenter, clinical trials in rheumatology.

In addition to his research efforts, he 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 is a past president of the Chicago Rheumatism Society. 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 The Journal of Rheumatology.

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