Dr. Theodore D. Ruel MD Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Theodore Ruel is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 9 years. Dr. Ruel accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 8 doctors at UCSF Medical Center who specialize in Pediatric Infectious Disease. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and French.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist: General Pediatric Infectious Disease

Clinical Interests: HIV-1, International Agencies

Hospital Affiliation

UCSF Medical Center

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Pediatrics, 2000–2004

University of California at San Francisco
Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Disease, 2006–2009

Yale University School of Medicine
Class of 2000

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 11 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 5 years in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Neonatal Mortality in HIV-Exposed Infants Born to Women Receiving Combination Antiretroviral Therapy in Rural Uganda.
Ades, V.,Mwesigwa, J.,Natureeba, P.,Clark, T. D.,Plenty, A.,Charlebois, E.,Achan, J.,Kamya, M. R.,Havlir, D. V.,Cohan, D.,Ruel, T. D.

Virologic and immunologic outcomes of HIV-infected Ugandan children randomized to lopinavir-ritonavir or nonnucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor therapy.
Ruel, T.,Kakuru, A.,Ikilezi, G.,Mwangwa, F.,Dorsey, G.,Rosenthal, P.,Charlebois, E.,Havlir, D.,Kamya, M.,Achan, J.

Hair and plasma data show that lopinavir, ritonavir, and efavirenz all transfer from mother to infant in utero, but only efavirenz transfers via breastfeeding.
Gandhi, M.,Mwesigwa, J.,Aweeka, F.,Plenty, A.,Charlebois, E.,Ruel, T. D.,Huang, Y.,Clark, T.,Ades, V.,Natureeba, P.,Luwedde, F. A.,Achan, J.,Kamya, M. R.,Havlir, D. V.,Cohan, D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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