Richard M. Rutstein

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

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Rm 12268
12th floor Buerger Center
Division of General Pediatrics
3500 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, response to vaccines, HIV related survival, and neurocognitive effects of HIV infection.
He has been the Chair of two Phase 2-3, domestic and international drug protocols that have led to the registration of the drugs for use in pediatric HIV infection.
Dr. Rutstein has a free standing clinical database of all patient visits, and maintains a specimen repository.
Dr. Rutstein serves on the PHS/CDC national committee for developing and updating annually the Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy guidelines.

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

Klimowich K, Rutstein R, Piccione J: Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma occurring simultaneously in a perinatally infected HIV patient: A Case Report. Pediatric Pulmonology 55: 285-287, 2020.

Rusley JC, Monroe A, Matson P, Gebo KA, Nonyane BAS, Minkovitz CS, Agwu A, Emerson M, Moore R, Rutstein R, Aberg J, Nijhawan A, Boswell S, Sanders R, HIV Research Network: Discontinuity in Medicaid Coverage Among Young Adults with HIV. AIDS Patient Care STDS 33(3): 89-92, March 2019.

Griffith Dc, Farmer C, Gebo KA, Berry SA, Aberg J, Moore RD, Gaur AH, Mathews WC, Beil R, Korthuis PT, Nijhawan AE, Rutstein RM, Agwu AL, HIV Research Network: Uptake and virological outcomes of single- versus multi-tablet antiretroviral regimens among treatment naïve youth in the HIV Research Network. HIV Medicine 20(2): 169-174, Feb 2019.

Smith R, Huo Y, Tassiopoulos K, Rutstein R, Kapetanovic S, Mellins C, Kacanek D, Malee K, Pediatrics HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS): Mental Health Diagnoses, Symptoms, and Service Utilization in US Youth with Perinatal HIV Infection or HIV Exposure. AIDS Patient Care STDS 33(1): 1-13, Jan 2019.

Monroe AK, Myint L, Rutstein R, Aberg J, Boswell S, Agwu A, Gebo K, Moore R; HIV Research Network.: Factors Associated with Gaps in Medicaid Enrollment among People with HIV and the Effect of Gaps on Viral Suppression. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 78(4): 413-420, Apr 2018

Williams PL, Rutstein R, Hazra R, Rough K, Van Dyke RB, Chadwick EG.: Trends in Neonatal Prophylaxis and Predictors of Combination Antiretroviral Prophylaxis in US Infants from 1990 to 2015. AIDS Patient Care STDS 32(2): 48-57, Feb 2018.

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

Monroe AK, Fleishman JA, Voss CC, Keruly JC, Nijhawan AE, Agwu AL, Aberg JA, Rutstein RM, Moore RD, Gebo KA: Hiv Research Network. : Assessing Antiretroviral Use During Gaps in HIV Primary Care Using Multisite Medicaid Claims and Clinical Data. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 76(1): 82-89, September 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.

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