Michael Ruff, M.D.
Dr. Ruff is our pediatric allergist, and is a native of Dallas. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, and his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He subsequently completed his residency and fellowship training at Duke University in North Carolina. Afterwards, he served four years in the military where he was on the teaching staff at the Air Force’s primary teaching hospital at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. He then returned home to Dallas in 1987, and has been practicing at Dallas Allergy & Asthma Center since. In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Ruff is an active clinical researcher and professional educator.
He is certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. He is a member and past chairman of the Public Education Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in Allergy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and has been a past recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award in the allergy-immunology fellowship training program there. He has been recognized on a yearly basis as one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors, as well as one of Texas’ Super Doctors and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors since the inception of these annual surveys.
Dr. Ruff and his wife have one daughter (who is “all grown up and moved away”) and one big lovable yellow Labrador Retriever (who is still “in residence”). In his free time, Dr. Ruff likes sports, and admits to playing an occasional abysmal game of golf.