Theodore Ruel, MD

Pediatric infectious disease physician

Dr. Ted Ruel is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He also serves as a pediatric hospitalist at San Francisco General Hospital. In 2002, Ruel co-founded a nonprofit organization, called the International Pediatric Outreach Project, that supports pediatric education and care in Africa and India.

In his research, Ruel studies HIV in African children. focusing on factors that affect disease progression and the response to antiretroviral therapy. Ruel earned a medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and served as chief resident during a pediatric residency at UCSF, where he also completed a fellowship in infectious disease. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at UCSF.


HIV/AIDS Treatment Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 502-2107

Infectious Diseases Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax (in advance of appointment): (415) 476-1343
Fax (day of appointment): (415) 353-2466

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Yale-New Heaven School of Medicine 2000


UCSF Medical Center, 2003


UCSF Medical Center, Pediatric Infectious Disease 2009