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Department Wellness and Preventative Medicine
Primary Location Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Willoughby Hills
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetes - Prevention
  • Diabetes Care and Treatment
  • Diabetic Sugar Control
  • Health and Wellness
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Care
  • Preventive Health
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Preventative Medicine
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Complications
  • Diabetes - Health Aspects
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension and Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Obesity and Chronic Disease
  • Prediabetes
  • Tobacco Dependence
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Jessica Ruff, MD, MPH

Jessica Ruff, MD, MA, MSPH, has been appointed the Information Technology Medical Director for Patient Journey, and a staff physician in the department of Wellness and Preventive Medicine.

In her medical director role, Dr. Ruff will help define and execute the vision for optimizing the use of clinical applications with a focus on tools that impact the patient journey, including MyChart as a core tool. She will practice clinically in the department of Wellness and Preventive Medicine.

As a clinician, Dr. Ruff will focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, and social connection to help patients make healthy lifestyle changes to combat chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. 

Dr. Ruff completed her undergraduate degree at Miami University, and earned her medical degree from Case Western University. Her post-graduate training included a Master’s Degree in Bioethics and a certificate in Health Informatics from Case Western and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Meharry Medical College.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Ruff researched the feasibility and acceptability of personal health records of chronic disease patients in Western Kenya as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow. She followed this with a short informatics-consulting period, in which she worked with the AMPATH population health initiative. Dr. Ruff returned to Cleveland to complete her Clinical Informatics Fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center, where she focused on finding ways to use technology to improve the help of vulnerable populations.

Dr. Ruff enjoys trying out new restaurants, traveling the world, reading suspense thrillers, and cycling in her free time. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University / MetroHealth Medical Center
Clinical Informatics
Cleveland, OH United States

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University
Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
Nashville, TN

Graduate School - Meharry Medical College
Public Health
Nashville, TN United States

Residency - Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
General Preventive Medicine
Nashville, TN

Internship - Mayo Clinic
General Surgery
Rochester, MN

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH


  • Preventive Medicine - Clinical Informatics
  • Preventive Medicine - Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/28/2023, Dr. Ruff 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

74 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr Ruff is an amazing doctor. She explains things and takes time with you and treats you really well.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Couldn't be happier with Dr Ruff and the staff!

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr Ruff is wonderful. Since my visit I have referred 3 of my friends/health coaching clients to her

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

I actually enjoy going to this office. Everyone is pleasant. Dr Ruff listens to me! She respects my lran to preventive and holistic choices.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Jessica is very professional at all times and is very helpful I love talking to her about my health.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

I feel very confident with Dr.Ruff's decisions regarding my health.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr Ruff listens to my concerns and always answers my questions regarding my health or meds

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Ruff is absolutely amazing, caring, passionate and extremely knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Ruff always makes me feel heard. I trust her recommendations. She makes me feel at ease during visits.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Ruff was great, she provided me with more information then I have received since I have been with Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I have already recommended Dr Ruff to 5 women. I was impressed on all levels. She has restored my faith and comfort level in CCF. If only more physicians were like her ....

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

The doctor and staff was great

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Ruff always listens and offers suggestions and information to address my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Ruff is a wonderful healthcare provider. She listens and offers valid options.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

She has been the only doctor that has treated me like a person.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Ruff listens and includes me in decisions and direction of my treatment. She has ideas and suggestions that are very helpful and make a difference. I feel very lucky to work with Dr Ruff.

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