Dr. Aaron Ruhalter

Aaron Ruhalter, MD, FACS

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I am sad to let everybody know that Dr. Ruhalter passed on January 25th, 2016. A good friend, guide, and mentor, Dr. Ruhalter was always reminding me to keep on using drawings and sketches to teach human anatomy, a subject he loved, and at which he excelled. I will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace. Dr. Miranda

Dr. Aaron Ruhalter was for many years the Executive Director of Medical Education at the Johnson & Johnson Endo-Surgery Institute in Cincinnati. Dr. Ruhalter is a Professor of Anatomy and a former Professor of Surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson Memorial Hospital in New Jersey.

His review on the surgical anatomy of the parotid gland, submandibular triangle, and floor of the mouth is outstanding. This review was published in 1997 in the book "Mastery of Surgery", third edition, by Drs. Lloyd M. Nyhus, Robert J. Baker, and Josef E. Fischer.

Dr. Miranda worked with Dr. Ruhalter for several years, both at the Endo-Surgery Institute and at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The picture below shows both of them preparing an anatomy blackboard session at the Institute, back in 1994.

Aaron Ruhalter, MD - Family picture