Dr Ruddy Named Vice Chair of Research

Lauren Hooker
May 29, 2023
Jean Ruddy MD

The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D., Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, has been named the new Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery. Since 2021, Dr. Ruddy has served as the Associate Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery. The Department thanks Michael J. Yost, Ph.D., Vice Chair of Research, for his many years of service, dedication, and leadership and for his substantial contributions to the field of biomedical engineering.  

Dr. Ruddy's passion and dedication to research and education will be instrumental to her leading and growing the Research Division. She served the Department as the Associate Program Director for Resident Research in General Surgery, where she transformed resident research into a high-functioning enterprise creating a meaningful and productive experience for each resident in the program.

From 2016 – 2021, Dr. Ruddy led the efforts to coordinate Surgery Research Recognition Day, designed to recognize and reward the research accomplishments of all trainees in the Department. More recently, she created a department-wide research opportunities database to help residents easily find a mentor or research area they want to pursue. This past year, she and Dr. Yost served as faculty leaders for the Surgeon-Scientist track in the Future Surgical Leaders Pathways program, designed to help trainees develop a unique professional career path as a surgeon-scientist. 

Dr. Jean Marie Ruddy is a vascular surgeon with clinical interests in lower extremity venous insufficiency and atherosclerotic disease of the abdominal aorta, carotid artery, and extremity vessels. In addition, Dr. Ruddy dedicates time to scientific research with a particular interest in hypertensive vascular remodeling and infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms.