Gregory W. Rutecki, MD
Gregory W. Rutecki, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at the University of South Alabama Medical School, and also serves as a Fellow of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity.
Dr. Rutecki was born in Chicago, Illinois. Following a BS in Biology, Honors Program at De Paul University (1970), he received his MD (cum laude) from the University of Illinois in Chicago (1974). He served as an Internal Medicine Resident and Fellow in kidney diseases at the Ohio State University Hospital(1974-1978) and completed his training in kidney diseases at the University of Minnesota (1978-1980). His career has included nephrology private practice (1980-1992) and educator for pre-doctoral and Graduate medical education (1992-present) as Professor of Medicine (Northeastern Ohio Universities of Medicine, the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and most recently the University of South Alabama).
Dr. Rutecki transitioned from the full time practice of nephrology to a teaching role in primary care, renal diseases, and ethics in 1992. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, was given the George W. Joost Award for outstanding clinical teaching at Northwestern University (2001), and received the title "Master Teacher" at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (1996-1999). Additionally, he has been recognized by the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians of 2007 & 2008 as well as inclusion in the inaugural edition of International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, whose subjects include the impact of lifestyle on medical student career choice, critiques of contemporary bioethics, and topics in clinical nephrology. He is a peer-reviewer for many journals relevant to bioethics and nephrology and editor for Consultant. He has been visiting professor at institutions including the Mayo Clinic and Trinity Graduate School. His bioethical interests have included the definition of death in transplantation, education of students and internal medicine residents in professionalism, and care for the dying. He has been married for over 34 years (Janis) and has 2 sons (Jared, an online journalist, and John, in political service).