Richard M. Rutstein

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Room 12NW60
Department of General Pediatrics
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1466
B.A. (Honors-PreMed)
University of Massachusetts, 1974.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1977.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Rutstein's HIV-related clinical research involves multiple phase I and II protocols of new anti-retroviral agents. In addition, he has led multiple clinical research efforts describing HIV related illness, drug effect, survival, etc. Dr. Rutstein has a free standing clinical database of all patient visits, and maintains a specimen repository.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Rutstein has 30 years experience in providing, and directing, clinical care for HIV exposed and infected youth.
He also has extensive clinical experience in the care of children in general (more than 35 years of providing direct outpatient clinical care to children from birth to 25yrs of age, as well as 35 years of experience providing and directing inpatient care to children birth to 13 years of age).

Selected Publications

Garvie P, Brummel S, Allison S, Malee K, Mellins C, Wilkins M, Harris L, Patton E, Chernoff M. Rutstein R, Paul M, Nichols S; for the Pediatric HIVAIDS Cohort Study: Roles of Medication Responsibility, Executive and Adaptive Functioning in Adherence for Children and Adolescents with Perinatally Acquired HIV. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. [in press] doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001573, Feb 20 2017

Agwu AL, Fleishman JA, Mahiane G, Nonyane BA, Althoff KN, Yehia BR, Berry SA, Rutstein R, Nijhawan A, Mathews C, Aberg JA, Keruly JC, Moore RD, Gebo KA; HIV Research Network.: Comparing longitudinal CD4 responses to cART among non-perinatally HIV-infected youth versus adults: Results from the HIVRN Cohort. PLoS One 12(2): e0171125. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171125, Feb 9 2017.

Rovner AI, Stallings VA, Rutstein RM, Schall JI, Leonard MB, Zemel BS. : Effect of high dose cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) on bone and body composition in children and young adults with HIV infection: a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial. Osteoporosis International 28(1): 201-209. doi: 10.1007/s00198-016-3826-x, Jan 2017.

Schall JI, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Rutstein RM, Stallings VA: Comprehensive Safety Monitoring of 12-Month Daily 7000-IU Vitamin D3 Supplementation in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Children and Young Adults. JPEN J Paranter Enteral Nutr. 40(7): 1057-63. doi: 10.1177/0148607115593790, Sep 2016.

Hermetet-Lindsay KD, Correia K, Williams PL, Smith R, Malee K, Mellins CA & Rutstein R : Contributions of Disease Severity, Psychosocial Factors, and Cognition to Behavioral Functioning in Youth Perinatally Exposed to HIV AIDS Behav.[Epub ahead of print] Jul 30 2016.

Lee L, Yehia BR, Gaur AH, Rutstein R, Gebo K, Keruly JC, Moore RD, Nijhawan AE, Agwu AL: The Impact of Youth-Friendly Structures of Care on Retention Among HIV-Infected Youth. AIDS Patient Care STDS 30(4): 170-7. doi: 10.1089/apc.2015.0263. Apr 2016.

Farmer C, Yehia B, Fleisham JA, Rutstein R, Gebo K, Agwu A for the HIV Research Network.: Factors Associated with Retention among Non-Perinatally HIV-Infected Youth in the HIV Research Network. J Ped Infect Dis Soc. 5(1): 39-46. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piu102. March 2016.

Nichols SL, Brummel SS, Smith RA, Garvie PA, Hunter SJ, Malee KM, Kammerer BL, Wilkins ML, Rutstein R, Tassiopoulas K, Chernoff MC, Mellins CA for the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study: Executive Fuctioning in Children and Adolescents with Perinatal HIV Infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J 34(9): 969-75. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000809. Sep 2015.

Lazarus JR, Rutstein R, Lowenthal E: Treatment initiation factors and cognitive outcome in youth with perinatally acquired HIV infection. HIV Med 16(6): 355-61. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12220. Epub 2015 Jan 21, Jul 2015.

Crowell TA, Gebo KA, Blankson JN, Korthuis PT, Yehia BR, Rutstein RM, Moore RD, Sharp V, Nijhawan AE, Mathews WC, Hanau LH, Corales RB, Beil R, Somboonwit C, Edelstein H, Allen SL, Berry SA; for the HIV Research Network. : Hospitalization Rates and Reasons among HIV Elite Controllers and Persons With Medically Controlled HIV Infection. J Infect Dis. 211(11): 1692-702. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu809. Jun 2015.

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