Roy L. Ruff, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I would like to have a partnership with you.  As your personal physician, I will share my 35 years of medical experience in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders. Together, we can achieve your very best health - preventive health - as well as management of your medical problems, no matter how small or complex. You and I will work as a team to identify your needs and goals, and I will also advocate for you in our increasingly complex healthcare system.

I will impart my expertise in nutrition management and exercise training, which are the cornerstones of prevention and staying well. Whether 30 or 80 years of age, it is important to take charge of your health. In my personalized healthcare practice, sometimes compared to a concierge medical practice, I am available whenever you need me and have the time and resources to help guide you on the path to wellness.

My primary care practice serves the North Shore of Boston, including Beverly, Peabody, Salem, Danvers, Wenham and Manchester areas of Massachusetts. My office is located on the campus of Beverly Hospital, where I am in close proximity to visit you if you are hospitalized. In addition to internal medicine, I provide pulmonary and sleep assessments and management services. I enjoy sharing recipes, cooking techniques, gardening tips and exercise training advice to help you reach your health goals.

Physician Profile


Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
Bachelor of Arts 1969
Cum Laude
Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
Doctorate of Medicine 1973
Montefiore Hospital, Department of Social Medicine
Bronx, NY
Montefiore Hospital, Department of Social Medicine
Bronx, NY
Internal Medicine 1973-1976
Harvard Medical School, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Lahey Clinic, and New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, MA



Professional Society Memberships

National Society for Medical Directors of Respiratory Care
American College of Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry
Massachusetts Thoracic Society
Massachusetts Medical Society
Essex County Lung Association
Medical Alumnus of the Lahey Clinic Foundation

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

The Medical Group 1980-2012
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine, Beverly Hospital 1980-present

Hospital Affiliations

Beverly Hospital

Published Works

"Antibiotics in Chronic Bronchitis" Practical Cardiology March 1981
"The Management of Pleural Effusions" Resident and Staff


American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate in Pulmonary Medicine
Diplomate in Sleep Medicine
Clinician in Bone Densitometry

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Caroline

    I first met Dr. Ruff back in 2009. I was 7 ½ months pregnant and had been referred to him by my OBGYN. I was having some issues...

  • Member: Arthur and Jean

    We have both learned about more healthful life styles through Dr. Ruff's teaching us about nutrition, exercise, diabetes, and a re...

  • Member: Nancy

    I feel very lucky to have Dr. Roy Ruff for a doctor. Fortunately, I don't have too many health problems but when I do, it's easy ...

  • Member: Paul

    Exceptional medical care and concern while being treated for an aggressive cat bite infection. Dr. Ruff cautioned that the normal...