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Steven Ruby MDAssociate Director of Advising

Dr. Ruby served as the chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has been involved with medical education for four decades.

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Dr. Ruby graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his general surgery residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and was the John Homan’s Fellow in Vascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Ruby is a board certified vascular surgeon.

He is the former program director of the Integrated Residency in General Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He served as chair of the admissions committee at the University of Connecticut.

He is a member of and has held leadership positions in many local, regional and national surgical societies such as The Society for Vascular Surgery and the Association for Surgical Education. He is past vice president of The New England Society for Vascular Surgery. Dr. Ruby is a founding member of Vascular Associates of Connecticut, a private practice group in Hartford CT. He is currently the medical director of Trinity Health’s Surgery Clinical Excellence Council.


Undergraduate: Brandeis University
Medical School: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital


Vascular Surgery


I met my wife, a nurse, while attending to a patient and was so enraptured immediately, neither of us noticed as he began to turn blue. (We eventually noticed, He lived)

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