Department of Neurology


Robert L Ruff, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Office Address

Department of Neurology
V.A. Medical Center 127(W)
10701 East Blvd, Cleveland OH 44106
(216) 791-3800 x 5230

Current Appointments

Neurology Service Chief, Louis B. Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
National Director for Neurology, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington DC

Education and Training

BS, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Internship, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Resident of Neurology, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology –Neurology
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Spinal Cord Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

Neuro-Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Medicine, Disorders of Skeletal Muscle Membrane Excitability, Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission, Brain Computer Interface Technology, Traumatic Brain Injury and Networks of Care for Neurological Disorders including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy