Chad Ruoff, MD

Sleep specialist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Bio:   Chad Ruoff, MD, RPSGT is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Associate Fellowship Program Director at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He is board certified in sleep medicine, obesity medicine, and internal medicine. His career in sleep medicine began as a sleep technologist in 1998 while completing his undergraduate education at Georgetown University. He received his internal medicine training at Baylor College of Medicine and then completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University in 2011 after which he joined the Stanford sleep faculty. He has developed a strong interest in the clinical evaluation and treatment of CNS hypersomnias.
4.8 out of 5
254 Patient Ratings
25 Patient Comments

Sleep Medicine Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, MC 5730
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6601
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2011) CA
  • Board Certification, Obesity Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine (2014)
  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine (2010) TX
  • Medical Education: Wright State Medical School (2007) OH
  • Undergraduate Education, Georgetown University, Biology (2000)

Honors & Awards

  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2010)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Program Director, Stanford Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program (2012 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Ruoff is a fantastic doctor. He really listens to patients, and genuinely cares. I'd definitely recommend him to others.

SHC Patient, May 2015

This was the best intake evaluation I have ever had.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Overall experience, VERY GOOD!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

My experience with all personnel was very satisfactory.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ruoff is always very thorough.He always reviews the data off my cpap machine and points out anything that he might be concerned about(e.g. major leakage).During the most recent visit I told him my DME company didn't let me try a nasal pillow without first doing a sleep study to prove that I do breathe through my nose since I had a radio frequency for turbinate reduction done recently.Dr. Ruoff then took me to one of the sleep study rooms to try out a nasal pillow to see if it's something that'll work for me.Unfortunately,it didn't work but at least he let me try it first.He also tested out a different full face mask since I'm due for a new one.He made sure that it had a good seal before writing the script for it.He also told me about the "latest and greatest" cpap machine and how it works.That was the same one he wrote a script for me as well,since I'm due for a new machine too.He's awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ruof was and is an amazing, very caring, compassionate and brilliant physician.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Chad Ruoff is an exemplary doctor. He's both knowledgeable and facile at sharing his knowledge & insights in terms I understand. And, at the same time, he is exceptionally nice. Sad to say, I rarely see a knowledgeable doctor who is also kind. I also appreciate that he does not use the computer until the end of the visit, atg which point he invites the patient to validate his visit summary.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

This provider sometimes does not return MyHealth inquires in a timely fashion.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Ruoff was very compassionate, an excellent communicator, and a very skilled clinician. I highly recommend him. He is a true professional & expert in his field.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Most doctor visits feel rushed. Dr. Ruoff took his time and carefully reviewed everything.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Great experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Ruoff is wonderful!

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4.8 out of 5
254 Patient Ratings
25 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Ruoff is a fantastic doctor. He really listens to patients, and genuinely cares. I'd definitely recommend him to others.

SHC Patient, May 2015

This was the best intake evaluation I have ever had.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Overall experience, VERY GOOD!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

My experience with all personnel was very satisfactory.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ruoff is always very thorough.He always reviews the data off my cpap machine and points out anything that he might be concerned about(e.g. major leakage).During the most recent visit I told him my DME company didn't let me try a nasal pillow without first doing a sleep study to prove that I do breathe through my nose since I had a radio frequency for turbinate reduction done recently.Dr. Ruoff then took me to one of the sleep study rooms to try out a nasal pillow to see if it's something that'll work for me.Unfortunately,it didn't work but at least he let me try it first.He also tested out a different full face mask since I'm due for a new one.He made sure that it had a good seal before writing the script for it.He also told me about the "latest and greatest" cpap machine and how it works.That was the same one he wrote a script for me as well,since I'm due for a new machine too.He's awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ruof was and is an amazing, very caring, compassionate and brilliant physician.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Chad Ruoff is an exemplary doctor. He's both knowledgeable and facile at sharing his knowledge & insights in terms I understand. And, at the same time, he is exceptionally nice. Sad to say, I rarely see a knowledgeable doctor who is also kind. I also appreciate that he does not use the computer until the end of the visit, atg which point he invites the patient to validate his visit summary.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

This provider sometimes does not return MyHealth inquires in a timely fashion.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Ruoff was very compassionate, an excellent communicator, and a very skilled clinician. I highly recommend him. He is a true professional & expert in his field.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Most doctor visits feel rushed. Dr. Ruoff took his time and carefully reviewed everything.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Great experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Ruoff is wonderful!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Ruoff provides excellent medical care and genuinely cares about the wellness of me as a patient.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Very "collaborative" attitude.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

My 1st visit to Dr. Ruoff & I am very pleased w/him & will continue to see him as long as he is available.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Amazing!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

He's never in a hurry to get to this next patient - He makes sure I'm always comfortable with the treatment plan.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Spent hours of time working with me before & after sleep test. Clear information, friendly, professional. Best treatment I have ever received at a Sleep Center would return from Montana for this type care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Ruoff was awesome. Spent time answering my questions & explaining thins to me. Very, very good.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Ruoff is very knowledgeable in sleep disorders and CPAP & BIPAP.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Ruoff is exceptional!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

The drs. at the Sleep Clinic are in rotation so I usually see a different dr. every time. Dr. Ruoff was very professional and helpful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

If only the world would work as Stanford does it would be wonderful. Kind, caring respectful people who know the jobs well and perform them thus. "OUTSTANDING."

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Ruoff stopped in to check how many appointment w/the intern (or something like that) was going. Dr. Ruoff was MUCH more under-standable & compe-tent.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

A very caring doctor whose treatment has changed my life from poor to very good sleep.