John T. Ruth, M. D.

Professor and Head, Orthopaedic Surgery
Speciality: 
Orthopaedic Trauma
Address: 

The University of Arizona Medical Center-Alvernon Clinic
707 North Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: 
(520) 694-8000
Education: 

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Arizona College of Medicine, MD 1984

INTERNSHIP
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, Department of General Surgery, 1984-86

RESIDENCY
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1986-90

FELLOWSHIP
Orthopaedic Traumatology
Maryland Institute for Emergency, Medical Services Systems, Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience: 

Department Head
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine/ University Physicians Healthcare,
Tucson, Arizona
7/2007 - Present

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine - Tucson, Arizona
7/2006 - Present

Associate Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine/University Physicians Healthcare,
Tucson, Arizona
7/2004 - 6/2006

Head, Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Section/Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine/ University Physicians Healthcare,
Tucson, Arizona
7/1991 - Present

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Section/Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine/ University Physicians Healthcare,
Tucson, Arizona
7/1991 - 6/2004

Acting Chief
Section/Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Arizona,
College of Medicine/ University Physicians Healthcare
Tucson, Arizona
7/1997 - 5/2000

Residency Program Director
Section/Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine/ University Physicians Healthcare,
Tucson, Arizona
7/1998 - 7/2009

Associate Department Head
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine/ University Physicians Healthcare,
Tucson, Arizona
7/2004 - 2007

Department Head
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine/ University Physicians Healthcare,
Tucson, Arizona
7/2007 - present

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993

Professional Societies: 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Arizona Orthopaedic Society

Pima County Medical Society

Selected Publications: 

Lund PJ, Nisbet JK, Valencia FG, RUTH JT: Current sonographic application in orthopedics AJR 166:1-7, 1996.

RUTH JT: Orthopedic Surgery, In SURGERY, Williams & Wilkins, 1995

Szivek JA, Kersey RC, DeYoung DW, RUTH JT: Loan transfer through a hydroxyapatite-coated canine hip implant. J Applied Biomaterials 5:293-306, 1994

Pitt MJ, RUTH JT, Benjamin JB: Trauma to the pelvic ring. Seminars in Roentgenology Vol XXVII(4):299-318, 1992.

RUTH JT, Wilde AH: Capitellocondylar total elbow replacement: A long-term follow-up study. J Bone Joint Surgery 74-A:95-100, 1992.

Wilde AH, RUTH JT: the case for an unlinked surface replacement of the elbow. Rheumatology 15:60-67, 1991.

Wilde AH, RUTH JT: Two-stage reimplantation in infected total knee arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopedics Rel Res 236:23-35, 1988