Gary E. Ruoff, MD, is one of the founders of the Westside Family Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and presently serves as Director of Clinical Research at that facility. Dr. Ruoff is also Clinical Professor of Family Practice at Michigan State University College of Medicine in East Lansing. He completed his undergraduate work at St. Peters College in Jersey City, New Jersey, and earned his medical degree from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ruoff is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the Board of Headache Management. He has authored over 80 articles, abstracts, and monographs in various specialties of medicine. Dr. Ruoff is very active in presenting research papers as well as lectures on both the national and international levels and has received numerous awards for his work. He is past President of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and served as a member of the Education Commission Research Committee and aspects of the Scientific Assembly Committee of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also served as the Michigan delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition, Dr. Ruoff is very involved in the teaching of students, residents, and physicians.