Richard M. Ruddy, MD

Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-7966

Fax: 513-636-7967


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Multicenter pediatric emergency projects; acute respiratory illness; improving the quality of pediatric emergency care


Richard M. Ruddy, MD, is director of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Ruddy has been at Cincinnati Children’s since 1991 as director, Division of Emergency Medicine. Previous appointments include being an assistant professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania and CHOP from 1980-85 and associate professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College and  Westchester County Medical Center from 1985-91. He earned a bachelor’s degree, graduating cum laude, at the University of Notre Dame, and a medical degree at Georgetown University Medical School, where he was elected to the AOA.

Dr. Ruddy is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, and American Pediatric Society.  He served on the executive committee and as Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics – Section of Emergency Medicine.  He served on the Board of Health for the City of Cincinnati from 2007-2010 and has been serving on the Hamilton County Infant Mortality Board for two years.

Dr. Ruddy is the author of numerous papers, abstracts, books and book chapters, including chapters in the Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures.

Education and Training

MD: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., 1976.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1981; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1992, 1998, 2007.


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RNA Biosignatures in the Emergency Evaluation of Febrile Infants. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jan 2011 – May 2013.

Emergency Medical Services for Children. Network Development Demonstration Project. Principle Investigator. Sep 2011 – Aug 2015.