August 29, 2012
Timothy Ruff, MD, a board-certified general surgeon, has been appointed to the St. Joseph-Breese medical staff and the HSHS Medical Group. He is seeing patients in Suite 113 of the Physician Office Building on the hospital campus.
Timothy Ruff, MD, a board-certified general surgeon, has joined the St. Joseph-Breese medical staff and is now seeing patients in Suite 113 of the Physician Office Building on the hospital campus.
Dr. Ruff most recently completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Evanston, Ill., working with Dr. Constantine T. Frantzides, MD, PhD, FACS.
At the Institute, Dr. Ruff worked extensively in bariatric and laparoscopic surgery and assisted with the publication of the textbook, “Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery.”
He also accompanied Dr. Frantzides on a mission trip to the Republic of Cyprus, performing several surgeries that could not otherwise be performed on that island.
Previously, Dr. Ruff was with the national wound care physician group Vohra Wound Physicians and served as an Emergency Department physician and ED Medical Director at several Tennessee hospitals through Elite Emergency Services. He also worked as a general surgeon at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn., and Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Dr. Ruff received his medical degree from Hahnemann University, an affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, in Philadelphia, Penn., completing a residency in general surgery at the Marshall University Department of Surgery in Huntington, WVa. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Missouri at Columbia.
In addition to the hospital medical staff, Dr. Ruff is also joining the HSHS Medical Group, a network of primary and specialty care physicians aligned with St. Joseph’s in Breese and the 12 other Illinois and Wisconsin hospitals that comprise Hospital Sisters Health System.
Other HSHS Medical Group physicians on the hospital staff include family practitioners Timothy Beaty, MD, Marc McCleary, MD, Michael Nash, MD, and Jonathan Osborn, MD, sports medicine specialist and hospitalist David Neighbors, MD, and pediatrician Doug Kuhl, MD, of Clinton County Rural Health; general surgeon Renato Rivera, MD; podiatrist David Kee, DPM, of Ankle and Foot Center of Southern Illinois; plastic surgeon David Reid, MD, of New Dimensions Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery; adult internal medicine physician Alberto Butalid, MD, in Carlyle; and hospitalist Mark V. Geronimo, MD.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery and an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Ruff is also a published author and has addressed the West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in White Sulfur Springs, WVa; the Southeastern Surgical Congress in Nashville, Tenn., and Marshall University Research Day in Huntington, WVa.
For more information, contact Clinton County Rural Health at 526-7271 or hospital Professional Services Director Jene Bieri at 526-5458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.