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American Society of Hypertension Nationally Designated Hypertension Practice Center

Michael C. Ruddy, M.D., F.A.C.P


Undergraduate College: Providence College, Providence, RI

National Institutes of Health - Four-year full scholarship in the Honors Science Program

Medical School: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Medical Residency: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Affiliated Hospitals, Piscataway, NJ

Chief Medical Resident: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Affiliated Hospitals

Renal Fellowship: New York-Presbyterian Weil Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellow, American College of Physicians


Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Board Certified in Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Fellow, American Heart Association

Academic Position:

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ


Chief, Section of Nephrology, Penn Medicine, Princeton Medical (2000-present)

Board of Trustees - Princeton Healthcare System - (2005-2014)

Medical & Dental Staff Executive Committee - Treasurer - Princeton Medical Center (2002-2007)

Chief, Section of Hypertension, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (1981-2000)

President, New Jersey Society of Hypertension - 1992 - 1994

Honors and Awards:

Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)

Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)

Top Doctor New York Metro Area Castle-Connolly (New York Magazine) 2001 – 2021

Top Doctor (New Jersey Monthly) 2006, 2015 - 2021

Top Doctor (Philadelphia Magazine) 2021

Volunteer Faculty Award – Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – 2005

Alpha Omega Alpha - Inducted as a faculty member; Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 2006

Research Mentor of the Year- RWJ Medical School Residency Program - 2004

America’s Top Physicians – Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2003-2013

Cited among the first 200 physicians in the United States to receive designation as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension, 1999

31st Annual Harold J Jeghers Lecturer, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, 1999

President, New Jersey Society of Hypertension, 1992-93

Dr Ruddy's Selected Publications:

Ruddy MC. Water metabolism and disorders of plasma sodium and potassium concentration. In: Manual for Clinical Nephrology. Stenzel KH, Cheigh J, eds.The Hague:Martinus Nijoff Publ., 30-67, 1981.

Ruddy MC, Atlas SA, Salerno F. Hypertension associated with a renin-producing adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. New England Journal of Medicine. 307:993-997, 1982.

Ruddy MC, Rubin AL, Novogrodsky A, Stenzel KH. Decreased macrophage mediated suppression of lymphocyte activation in chronic renal failure. American Journal of Medicine 75:571-579, 1983.

Masur H, Franciolo P, Ruddy MC, Murray H. Vancomycin serum levels and toxicity in chronic hemodialysis patients with staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Clinical Nephrology 20:85-88, 1983.

Kostis J, Ruddy MC. The use of pindolol in the treatment of hypertension. Primary Cardiology 9:53-76, 1983.

Ruddy MC, Bialy GB, Malka ES, Lacy CR, Kostis JB. The Relationship of Plasma Renin Activity to Clinic and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Elderly People with Isolated Systolic Hypertension. Journal of Hypertension 1988, 6 (suppl 4):S412-S415.

Ruddy MC, Barone J. Pharmacology of Renal Hypertension. In: Hypertension and the Kidney. Cheigh J, Stenzel KH, eds. The Hague: Martinus Nijoff Publ., 1986.

Ruddy MC. Selection of Initial Therapy in Essential Hypertension. In: Pharmacological Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease edited by EA DeFelice, JB Kostis. Medical Examination Publishing Company 6:93-100, 1986.

Bialy GB, Ruddy MC, Malka ES, Kamalakannan N. Comparison of Office, Home and 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressures in Borderline and Mild Hypertension. Angiology 752-760, 1988.

Ruddy MC,Amorosa JK. Renovascular Hypertension: The Diagnostic Role of Radiologic Techniques. Applied Imaging. Volume 6 No. 1:1-5, 1988.

Ruddy MC. Angiotensin II Receptor Blockade in Diabetic Nephropathy. Editiorial.Am J Hypertension, 2002; 15:468-471.

Ruddy MC, Kostis JB. Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists. In Hypertension: A Companion to Brenner & Rector’s The Kidney. 2nd edition, Oparil S, Weber M, eds. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2005.

Ruddy MC. Unmet Needs in Managing Hypertension: Potential Role of Direct Renin Inhibition. Postgraduate Medicine 2010;122:203-212.