Richard M. Ruddy, MD

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7966

Fax 513-636-7967


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

Richard M. Ruddy, MD, is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Ruddy has been at Cincinnati Children’s since 1991, and until 2015 had served as director of the 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.

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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Takakuwa KM, Biros MH, Ruddy RM, FitzGerald M, Shofr FS, on behalf of the Aging and Generational Issues Taskforce of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. A National Survey of Academic Emergency Medicine Leaders on the Physician Workforce and Institutional Workforce and Aging. Academic Medicine. 2013 Feb;88(2).

Shaw KN, Lillis KA, Ruddy RM, Mahajan PV, Lichenstein R, Olsen CS, Chamberlain JM, for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Reported Medication Events in a Paediatric Emergency Research Network: Sharing to Improve Patient Safety. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2012 Oct.

Butsch, KM, Biagini Myers JM, Lindsey M, Patterson T, Sauter S, Ericksen MB, Ryan P, Assa’ad A, Lierl M, Fischer T, Kercsmar C, McDowell K, Lucky AW, Sheth AP, Hershey AD, Ruddy RM, Rothenberg ME, Khurana Hershey GK. The Greater Cincinnati Pediatric Clinic Repository: A Novel Framework for Childhood Asthma and Allergy Research. Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol. 2012 Jun;25(2):104-113.

Timm N, McAneney C, Alpern E, Macy M, Ruddy RM for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Is Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization by Pregnant Adolescents on the Rise. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Apr;28(4):307-309.

Benito J, Santiago M, Ruddy RM, Gonzalez del Rey J. Changing Clinical Practices and Education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine through Global Health Partnerships. Pediatr Emerg Med. 2012 Mar;13(1):37-43.

Mills AM, Huckins DS, Kwok H, Baumann BM, Ruddy RM, Rohman RE, Schrock JW, Lovecchio F, Krief WI, Hexdall A, Caspari R, Cohen B, Lewis RJ. Diagnostic Characteristics of S100A8/A9 in a Multicenter Study of Patients with Acute Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jan;19(1):48-55.

Schwartz HP, Haberman BE, Ruddy RM. Hyperbilirubinemia: current guidelines and emerging therapies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011;27(9):884-9.

Luria J, Buncher M, Ruddy RM. Workforce and its Impact on Quality. ­Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2011; 12(2): 151-160.

Alessandrini E, Varadarajan K, Alpern ER, Gorelick MH, Shaw K, Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(5):519-26.

Stanley R, Lillis KA, Zuspan SJ, Lichenstein R, Ruddy RM, Gerardi MJ, Dean JM. Development and implementation of a performance measure tool in an academic pediatric research network. Contemp Clin Trials. 2010;31(5):429-437.