Chad Ruoff, MD

Sleep specialist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
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
205 Patient Ratings
14 Patient Comments

Sleep Medicine Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • 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)

Patient Ratings and Comments

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, 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.

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Narcolepsy and Predictors of Positive MSLTs in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort
Goldbart, A., Peppard, P., Finn, L., Ruoff, C. M., Barnet, J., & Mignot, E. (2014). Narcolepsy and Predictors of Positive MSLTs in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort. SLEEP, 37(6), 1043-1051.

The Burden of Narcolepsy Disease (BOND) study: health-care utilization and cost findings
Black, J., Reaven, N. L., Funk, S. E., McGaughey, K., Ohayon, M., & Mignot, E. (2014). The Burden of Narcolepsy Disease (BOND) study: health-care utilization and cost findings. SLEEP MEDICINE, 15(5), 522-529.

Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Camacho, M., Certal, V., Abdullatif, J., Zaghi, S., Ruoff, C. M., & Kushida, C. A. (2014). Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sleep.

The Effect of Nasal Surgery on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device Use and Therapeutic Treatment Pressures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Camacho, M., Riaz, M., Capasso, R., Ruoff, C. M., Guilleminault, C., & Certal, V. (2014). The Effect of Nasal Surgery on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device Use and Therapeutic Treatment Pressures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sleep.

The Psychiatric Dimensions of Narcolepsy
Ruoff, C. M., & Black, J. (2014). The Psychiatric Dimensions of Narcolepsy . Psychiatric Times, 31(1).

Orthodontics and sleep-disordered breathing
Ruoff, C. M., & Guilleminault, C. (2012). Orthodontics and sleep-disordered breathing. SLEEP AND BREATHING, 16(2), 271-273.

Hypocretin receptor antagonists for insomnia: rationale and clinical data
Chad Ruoff, & Christian Guilleminault. (2012). Hypocretin receptor antagonists for insomnia: rationale and clinical data. Clinical Investigation, 2(6).

Oral Appliances and Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Ruoff, C. M., & Guilleminault, C. (2011). Oral Appliances and Sleep-Disordered Breathing. CHEST, 140(5), 1110-1111.

Hypocretin Antagonists in Insomnia Treatment and Beyond
Ruoff, C., Cao, M., & Guilleminault, C. (2011). Hypocretin Antagonists in Insomnia Treatment and Beyond. CURRENT PHARMACEUTICAL DESIGN, 17(15), 1476-1482.

4.8 out of 5
205 Patient Ratings
14 Patient Comments

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.