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Ted Ruel


Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Pediatric infectious disease physician

Dr. Ted Ruel is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases who serves as chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health at UCSF School of Medicine. In addition, he serves as a pediatric hospitalist – a specialist in the care of hospitalized children – at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

In his research, Ruel studies HIV in African children, focusing on factors that affect disease progression and response to antiretroviral therapy. In 2002, Ruel co-founded the nonprofit International Pediatric Outreach Project, which supports pediatric education and care in Africa and India.

Ruel earned his medical degree at Yale School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF, serving as chief resident. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UCSF.

  • Education

    Yale School of Medicine, MD, 2000

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2003

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

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