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Richard M. Rutstein,

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

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 Notes: doi: 10.1089/apc.2015.0263. Epub 2016 Mar 16.

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 Notes: doi: 10.1093/jpids/piu102. Epub 2014 Oct 19.

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.

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 Parenter Enteral Nutr. Page: pii: 0148607115593790. [Epub ahead of print] Jul 9 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. Epub 2014 Dec 15, Jun 2015.

Yehia BR, Stephens-Shields AJ, Fleishman JA, Berry SA, Agwu AL, Metlay JP, Moore RD, Christoper Mathews W, Nijhawan A, Rutstein R, Gaur AH, Gebo KA; HIV Research Network.: The HIV Care Continuum: Changes over Time in Retention in Care and Viral Suppression. PLoS One 10(6): e0129376. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129376, Jun 2015 Notes: eCollection 2015.

Brown JC, Schall JI, Rutstein RM, Leonard MB, Zemel BS, Stallings VA: The Impact of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Muscle Function among HIV-Infected Children and Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 15(2): 145-53, Jun 2015.

Chun RF, Liu NQ, Lee T, Schall JI, Denburg MR, Rutstein RM, Adams JS, Zemel BS, Stallings VA, Hewison M: Vitamin D supplementation and antibacterial immune responses in adolescents and young adults with HIV/AIDS. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 148: 290-297. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2014.07.013 Apr 2015 Notes: Epub 2014 Aug 1.

Agwu AL, Lee L, Fleishman JA, Voss C, Yehia BR, Althoff KN, Rutstein R, Mathews WC, Nijhawan A, Moore RD, Gaur AH, Gebo KA: Aging and Loss to Follow-up Among Youth Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the HIV Research Network. J Adolesc Health 56(3): 345-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.11.009, Mar 2015.

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Last updated: 04/28/2016
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