University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellows Alumni

Greg Ruth

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GREG RUTH, MD (2011-2012)

Dr. Greg Ruth is a board certified general surgeon at Mayo Health Systems in Menomonie, Wisconsin. This August he will be transitioning from surgical clinical practice to working as an Innovation Fellow at the University of Minnesota. Greg previously attended the University of Minnesota for 3 years studying entrepreneurship and international relations before transferring to the University of California Irvine where he earned a BSc in biology. He then worked for 2 years with Dr. Kurt Amplatz in a medical device lab, working on multiple projects including cardiac defect repair, novel thrombectomy devices and vascular stents. The following year, he enrolled in the University of Minnesota medical school to earn his MD and later completed general surgery residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Greg has been involved in research projects across multiple fields including vascular, gastrointestinal, pharmaceutical, dental, and biliary among others.

He enjoys involvement with the community food shelf and has been active in multiple mission experiences. When outside of work, he enjoys road cycling, running, reading, bird hunting, exploring new business ideas and spending time with family and friends.


(Last updated January 2013)

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