Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD

  • Vice chair for academic affairs of the brigham & women’s hospital department of dermatology.
  • She serves as the director of the autoimmune skin disease program at brigham, women’s hospital & co-director of the rheumatology-dermatology program at boston children’s hospital.
  • Dr. Vleugels developed and serves as the program director of the brigham & women’s hospital dermatology-rheumatology fellowship, which is the only formal training opportunity of its kind nationwide.
  • She is director of the immunity in defense and disease course at Harvard medical school and has won multiple teaching and mentoring awards.
  • An international expert in autoimmune connective tissue diseases.