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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical School - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bradenton, FL USA
Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
- Internal Medicine
Patient care and teaching residents and medical students.
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 12/3/2018, Dr. DiRuzza has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
86 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 9, 2019
Dr. DiRuzza is a genuinely kind and caring physician. She listens and involves me in the decision making process. I am thoroughly happy with Dr. DiRuzza, the care she provides, and very thankful she is part of the Cleveland Clinic staff
Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019
The doctor was very personable. Took the time to discuss issues. A good physician will take the time to listen and answer questions, this relationship is very important to me.
Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019
Dr. DiRuzza is very professional, friendly and takes good care of my health concerns!
Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019
This was my first time to see Dr. Diruzza. I was very impressed with her in terms of the way she seemd genuinely concerned with my family history of illness and such as she wants to build a comprehensive view of who I am and issues I may face in the future. At no time did i feel like she was trying to rush out the room to see the next patient. Rather, i felt as though she would have sat in the exam room and talked to me all day to build a thorough analysis and plan for future treatments.
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
Very responsive and informative regarding issues and questions. I have never been happier with a Primary Care provider.
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
Dr. DiRuzza was very attentive and took the time to answer all of my questions.
Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
This was my first visit with Dr. DiRuzza and I found her very easy to talk with and very helpful and interested in my well being.
Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018
Great doctor great care
Reviewed on May 21, 2018
Had to wait over 5 months to get an appt. to establish a general care doctor with the clinic. This doctor is great but she was not the one i was referred to. Unfortunately that doctor's schedule was booked out over 7 months.
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