University of South Alabama
  University of South Alabama
 
Care Centers
USA Hospitals
Centers of Excellence
Programs/Services
Clinical Research
New Doctors
News Releases
Special Events
Healthcare Professionals
Find a Doctor
  Appointments
  Helpline
USA Home | College of Medicine | Career Opportunities | Maps | FAQ | SecureLog In
USA Health System
News Release
Search
Mobile, Ala. (february 24, 2009)
Contact: Paul Taylor, USA Medical Center, (251) 470-1682

USA Health System Welcomes Dr. Gregory W. Rutecki

 
Dr. Gregory W. Rutecki

Dr. Gregory Rutecki
 
The University of South Alabama Health System welcomes Dr. Gregory William Rutecki, who will serve as professor of internal medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the USA College of Medicine.

A noted medical ethicist and adult kidney disease specialist, Dr. Rutecki has written and lectured extensively on the growing field of biomedical ethics, specifically on topics relating to nephrology and organ transplantation.

   
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rutecki to the Department of Medicine and Division of Nephrology,” said Dr. Errol Crook, chair of the USA Department of Internal Medicine. “He is an accomplished academician and skilled physician who is multi-talented and will strengthen both our clinical and training programs.”
   
Prior to his appointment at USA, Dr. Rutecki was director of medical education at the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio. During this time, he also served on the clinical faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
    

From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Rutecki was a member of the faculty at the Wright State University School of Medicine. From 1999 to 2004, he served in numerous leadership roles at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., directing both the internal medicine residency and transitional residency programs.

    
While in Ohio, Dr. Rutecki was a private practice nephrologist for a decade. Before this time, he served as the medical director for a satellite dialysis unit of the Mayo Clinic.
    
Dr. Rutecki earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his internship and residency training at the Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus, where he also trained as a fellow in nephrology. In 1978, Rutecki completed his nephrology fellowship training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
   
Dr. Rutecki has been recognized on numerous occasions for his teaching excellence, including being honored at Northwestern as Teacher of the Year and with the George W. Joost Award. While at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, he was honored with the Master Teacher Award.
    
According to the American Society of Nephrology, the number of people diagnosed with kidney disease has doubled in each of the last two decades. The ASN estimates that about 20 million Americans have some evidence of chronic kidney disease, which can eventually lead to kidney failure.
   
Dr. Rutecki’s faculty and clinical offices are located in the Mastin Professional Building. To reach the Division of Nephrology call (251) 470-5843.
    
 
USA Health System Physician Directory
Search for a practicing physician in the University of South Alabama, by name, by location or by specialty.
 
University of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 / 1 (251) 460-6101
For questions or comments Contact Us
Date last changed: October 19, 2009 4:26 PM
http://www.southalabama.edu/healthsystem/pressreleases/2009pr/022409.html