Ruh Appointed to Hilbert Board of Trustees

Release Date:
February 29, 2012
Matt Heidt,

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Richard J. Ruh, M.D., senior vice president, service lines for Catholic Health System of Buffalo, has been named to a three-year term on the Hilbert College Board of Trustees.

Appointed to his role at Catholic Health in 2010, Ruh is a primary care physician with a private practice in Orchard Park, and is an assistant clinical professor of clinical family medicine at the University at Buffalo.
Ruh previously was a member of Catholic Health’s Board of Directors, and served as vice president of medical affairs and also as vice president of the medical staff at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
A member and past chairman of the Catholic Independent Practice Association, he holds membership in several professional societies, including the American Academy of Family Medicine, the New York State Medical Society and the Medical Society of Erie County.
Ruh received his medical degree from UB, an MBA from St. Bonaventure University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Amherst College.
He resides in Orchard Park with his wife and four children.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.