Dr. Ruff specializes in the treatment of cancers arising from the nervous system, as well as the neurologic complications of systemic cancers and their treatment.
His primary research interest is clinical trial development and cell based therapies (CAR-T therapy) for CNS malignancies.
- Glioma and the complications of its treatment.
- Neurocutaneous syndromes.
- Experimental therapeutics in neuro-oncology.
- CAR-T associated complications.
- CAR-T development for malignant glioma.
Mayo Clinic locations
FellowRST Neuro-Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Residency - NeurologyMayo Clinic Graduate School of Medical Education
InternshipMayo Graduate School of Medical Education
MDUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
BS - BiologyMissouri State University
Activities and honors
NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Awards and honors
Dean's Research AwardUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
Medical Student Prize for Excellence in NeurologyAmerican Academy of Neurology
Horace E. Thomas and Helen Y. Thomas Medical Student ScholarshipUniversity of Missouri School of Medicine
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Sechler Family Scholarship RecipientMissouri State University
M&B Ingram Endowed Scholarship recipientMissouri State University
Grant recipientMissouri Access Program
SMART Grant recipientUnited States Department of Education
- 2018 - present
MemberEuropean Association for Neuro-Oncology
MemberResident Nurse Counsel, Department of Neurology
- 2017 - present
MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
- 2016 - 2017
MemberMayo Neurology Resident Curriculum Committee, Department of Neurology
- 2016 - present
MemberSociety for Neuro-Oncology
- 2016 - present
MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
- 2015 - 2017
MemberResidency Recruitment Committee, Department of Neurology