Frank DeRuyter

Noted Speaker
Photo: Frank DeRuyter

Frank DeRuyter, Ph.D. has been at Duke University Medical Center since 1995 where he is Professor, Department of Surgery; Chief, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology; Section Head, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences; Principal Investigator of the NIDRR LiveWell Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for ICT Access; and, Principal Investigator of the international Consortium for Assistive Technology Outcomes Research.

His primary interest is in emerging information and communication technologies, mobile healthcare, outcomes/performance monitoring, and program development. In addition to his clinical, academic and research responsibilities, he supervises over 90 speech pathologists, audiologists, rehabilitation engineers and support personnel. He has received over $23 million dollars in extramural research funding; presented over 300 professional papers at national/international conferences; and, has over 90 major publications. He also serves on numerous professional committees and advisory boards.

Prior to Duke University, Dr. DeRuyter was at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center for 15 years serving as Director of the Communication Disorders Department. While at Rancho, he conceptualized, developed and directed the national Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART) as well as implemented and directed the Department for Outcomes Management & Program Evaluation.  At Rancho, he also served as Co-Director of the NIDRR Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities.