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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 - Care and Treatment
  • Diabetes - Management
  • Diabetes - Nutrition and Exercise
  • Diabetes - Prevention
  • Health and Wellness
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Mind/Body Wellness
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Care
  • Preventive Health
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Preventative Medicine
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Complications
  • Diabetes - Health Aspects
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension and Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Obesity and Chronic Disease
  • Prediabetes
  • Tobacco Dependence
View all 14 Specialties +


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About Jessica Ruff, MD, MA, MSPH

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 USA

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University
Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
Nashville, TN USA

Graduate School - Meharry Medical College
Public Health
Nashville, TN USA

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

Internship - Mayo Clinic
General Surgery
Rochester, MN USA

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

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


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

Research & Publications

See publications for Jessica Ruff, MD, MA, MSPH.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 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.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

50 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

14 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Ruff was very personable and listened as well as gave her time in an unhurried manner.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

She was very courteous, honest, and informative during the visit. I felt confident that I was moving in the right direction after my visit. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Ruff gives me insight and details on my health conditions so that I am able to make educated decisions for myself.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

I was very pleased with this visit with Dr Ruff. She was compassionate and patient with me. Dr Ruff did not talk down to me, she was respectful and exceptionally helpful. I do look forward to my next visit with her.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr Ruff is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Physician and staff provided excellent care

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Excellent and attentive careI trust my physician

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

I feel like Dr Ruff listens and genuinely cares about me. She includes me in decisions for my care and progress. I am happy with the direction of my treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Ruff is so knowledgeable and provides quality product suggestions with links. She is integral in my healing

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Really liked my provider and felt like I was given her full attention and time

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Ruff was very informative and polite. She listened to my issues and took the time to answer. She listened to my lifestyle and health habits and suggested solutions that were in alignment with my lifestyle. I felt like my voice was heard and I mattered during our visit, more than I can say for some of my previous visits with other physicians.

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