Steven R. Ruderman, MD, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualizedĀ attention you will receive from everyone in our office.

Physician Profile


University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 1969-1971
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Arts 1973
Medical School
Rush University Medical School
Chicago, IL
Doctorate of Medicine 1977
Santa Barbara Cottage & General Hospitals
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Cottage & General Hospitals
Santa Barbara, CA

Professional Society Memberships

American Medical Association (Physician Recognition Awards for CME)
California Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society
Fellow, American College of Physicians

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, Senior Staff

Media Experience

Medical Advisor and Broadcasting Physician for KUSI television 1993 to present
Medical Advisor and Broadcasting Physician for ABC Television, Channel 10 Inside San Diego 1988-1993
Medical script writer for Channel 10
Infomercial Productions (50 topics)
Over 1500 written and broadcast television scripts

Honors and Awards

Illinois State Scholar
University of California Regents Scholarship
Dean's Scholar
Biology Departmental Honors at Northwestern University
National Biology Honors, Beta Beta Beta
Pulmonary Scholarship to Harvard Medical Course, Santa Barbara Lung Association
Recipient of Combined Health Agencies Award, "Health Hero" 1998 Guest Speaker
Local 1st place Emmy Award for Medical News Segment

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Gino

    Dr. Ruderman is the best. He's always available when needed and takes a wonderfully proactive approach to health care. He provid...

  • Member: Gino

    Dr. Ruderman is not only a terrific doctor who stays on top of the latest science, but he cares deeply about his patients. Always ...

  • Member: Vincent

    I joined with Dr. Ruderman a year ago when my previous MD retired. I have appreciated the unhurried time that he spends with me a...

  • Member: BARBARA

    Dr, Steven Ruderman has been my physician since August of 2012, and I say with gratitude that he is the finest, kindest and most ...