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Christopher Ruser, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Chief of Primary Care, Primary Care; Co-Chair, National PACT Directive Revision Committee; Co-Chair, National PACT Optimization Sub-Council; Founder and Director, West Haven VA's Multi-disciplinary Weight Management Program

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Christopher Ruser, MD


Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale University (2001)
  • Intern
    Yale University (2000)
  • MD
    Cornell University Medical College (1998)
  • BA
    Cornell University (1994)

Honors & Recognition

Asghar Rastegar Teaching Award2005
Stephen Shell Memorial House-staff Award2001
Joan Severino Parisi Prize in Internal Medicine1998

Professional Service

VA CPG on Pain, Low Back PainReviewer2017
VA National PBM Obesity MedsReviewer2016 - 2017
VISN1 Population Health CommitteeMember2015 - 2019
VHA SOTA Obesity Conference FY 16Washington, DC2015
VISN1 Primary Care Delivery CommitteeCo-Chair2015 - Present
VACT Pain CommitteeCo-Chair2013 - 2017
Internal Medicine Chief Resident Selection CommitteeMember2013 - Present
VA Connecticut Chief of Psychology Search CommitteeMember2011
Medical Center Peer Review CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Medical Center Executive CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Ambulatory Education Steering CommitteeMember2010 - Present
National VA Obesity GuidelinesReviewer2009 - Present
Obesity SocietyMember2008 - 2016
Intern Selection CommitteeMember2008 - Present
SGIMMember2007 - 2017
Guilford Human Services CouncilGuilford, CT2006 - Present
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2006 - Present
American College of PhysiciansMember2005 - 2007
VA New England Regional Steering Committee- MOVE! ProgramMember2005 - Present
Corlandt ForumEditor2004 - 2008
Intern OrientationDirector2003 - 2007

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