Provider Profile: Dr. Michael Ruff

Premier Pulse     July 2022

Michael Ruff, MD

What is your clinical specialty?

Family Medicine

Where did you go to school?

Medical College of Ohio (Toledo)

What brought you to Premier Health? 

I am from the Dayton area and chose to do my training at Good Samaritan in Dayton. After training I knew the hospital system and people so well that I wanted to be a part of the team.

Why did you choose medicine as a career? 

The science of medicine was my initial attraction to the field. The challenges of helping people meet their health care goals keeps the fire burning.

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you? 

My mother and oldest brother were a huge influence and support for me going into medicine. Dr. Dan Schoulties was a major mentor in family medicine for me.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? 

I love writing… I may finish a novel in my retirement.

Where is your hometown?

Clayton, Ohio is where I grew up.

What, if any, sports team(s) do you cheer for?

Browns, Blue Jackets, UD Flyers basketball, and the Columbus Crew

What is the last book you read? 

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

What is your favorite song in your playlist? 

Heat Waves”… by Glass Animals (because my daughter currently loves it)

What is your favorite food?


What is your favorite hobby?


What is your favorite animal, and why?   

Siamese cats because they are so vocal and playful

Where is your favorite vacation spot, and why?

Turks and Caicos, most beautiful beaches and blue water

Describe something (a thing, person, place, experience, etc.) for which you are especially thankful:

I am most thankful for my wife and children. They are awesome! I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family!

Pick a side

iPhone or Android


Early bird or night owl

Early bird

Beach bum or mountain hiker?  

Beach, but definitely no bum. I love water sports and activities.

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?

Tennis shoes

Paperback or e-reader? 


Coffee or tea?


Cooking or baking?

Cooking, but neither if I can get away with it.

Sweet or salty?


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