Anne-Michelle Ruha

Anne-Michelle Ruha

Affiliate - Professor, Internal Medicine
Affiliate - Professor, Emergency Medicine
Affiliate - Professor, BIO5 Institute
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Work Summary

Work Summary

Anne-Michelle Ruha, MD is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She practices medical toxicology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP), where she serves as Chief of the Department of Medical Toxicology and Section Chief for Addiction Medicine. Her primary research interest is in snake and scorpion envenomations and antivenom. She is the Principal Investigator of the American College of Medical Toxicology’s (ACMT) Toxicology Investigator Consortium’s North American Snakebite Registry.

Research Interest

Research Interest

Anne-Michelle Ruha, MD is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine and primarily practices medical toxicology at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She serves as Chief of the Department of Medical Toxicology and Section Chief for Addiction Medicine at BUMCP. She is active in medical education, having spent 14 years as the director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. She continues to train fellows, residents and students in both the Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine fellowship programs. Dr. Ruha’s primary research focus is in the area of envenomations and antivenom. She is the Principal Investigator of the American College of Medical Toxicology’s (ACMT) Toxicology Investigator Consortium’s North American Snakebite Registry and has served as primary site investigator for clinical trials of snake and scorpion antivenoms. She has served as a Clinical Investigator with the University of Arizona VIPER Institute as well as a member of it’s Advisory Board. Dr. Ruha has published over 30 studies and case reviews in the peer-reviewed medical literature on the topic of envenomations, as well as chapters on snake, scorpion, and spider envenomations in leading medical textbooks including Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies and Critical Care Toxicology. In addition to envenomations, her other areas of clinical focus are the management of toxicity and withdrawal related to substance use disorders and acute care toxicology.