H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery - Dr. Greg Ruff

Greg Ruff,
M.D., FACS

Greg Ruff, M.D., FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Ruff brings over 40 years of surgical experience to a patient’s evaluation and treatment. His extraordinary level of expertise combined with his talents for art and innovation creates the best care the discipline has to offer.

Dr. Ruff grew up in Michigan and loved to play outdoors. He has always been drawn to nature first as a Boy Scout and then as a zoology major at the University of Michigan.

At age 20, he entered Michigan’s Medical school. Based on his research in cardiovascular physiology, he strongly considered training in heart surgery. However the allure of plastic surgery, with its emphasis on beauty as well as function, proved irresistible.

He first did his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After finishing a plastic surgery residency at Duke University, Dr. Ruff was offered a craniofacial fellowship at New York University. He accepted a faculty position in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Duke University in 1986.
As a professor of Plastic Surgery at Duke, he performed thousands of cosmetic, craniofacial, and pediatric plastic surgery cases. He developed innovative techniques and lectured and published on different types of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He established the Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Team, directed the Cleft Palate Board, and mentored countless residents.

In 1991, Dr. Ruff invented barbed sutures. He formed a company, Quill Medical, to develop these sutures for use in aesthetic and general surgery. Dr. Ruff’s device was the first barbed suture to gain FDA approval. Known as the Contour Thread, it is used to lift the face and neck. His second barbed suture, the Quill, is approved by the FDA to close wounds without the need for conventional surgical knots. Surgeons worldwide now use these throughout the body.

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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Chapel Hill, NC

Greg Ruff,
M.D., FACS

Dr. Ruff brings over 40 years of surgical experience to a patient’s evaluation and treatment. His extraordinary level of expertise combined with his talents for art and innovation creates the best care the discipline has to offer.

Dr. Ruff grew up in Michigan and loved to play outdoors. He has always been drawn to nature first as a Boy Scout and then as a zoology major at the University of Michigan.

At age 20, he entered Michigan’s Medical school. Based on his research in cardiovascular physiology, he strongly considered training in heart surgery. However the allure of plastic surgery, with its emphasis on beauty as well as function, proved irresistible.

He first did his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After finishing a plastic surgery residency at Duke University, Dr. Ruff was offered a craniofacial fellowship at New York University. He accepted a faculty position in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Duke University in 1986.
As a professor of Plastic Surgery at Duke, he performed thousands of cosmetic, craniofacial, and pediatric plastic surgery cases. He developed innovative techniques and lectured and published on different types of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He established the Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Team, directed the Cleft Palate Board, and mentored countless residents.

In 1991, Dr. Ruff invented barbed sutures. He formed a company, Quill Medical, to develop these sutures for use in aesthetic and general surgery. Dr. Ruff’s device was the first barbed suture to gain FDA approval. Known as the Contour Thread, it is used to lift the face and neck. His second barbed suture, the Quill, is approved by the FDA to close wounds without the need for conventional surgical knots. Surgeons worldwide now use these throughout the body.

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H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery - Dr. Greg Ruff