Caregiver Profile: Paul Rufo, MD | Boston Children’s Hospital


How is Miss Jackie doing? Jackie’s doing great. Are you doing well? She’s tolerating her feeds? She is. So I think staying the course, I think staying on the same feeding regimen that she’s on right now makes the most sense. I was born and raised here in Brighton
about three miles from Boston, this is a legitimate Boston accent, I feel lucky every day to come and work where I do. This is a building that I drove by many times when I was younger, visited from time to time, And now to be a part of the care that’s being provided, in a community that I grew up in is a bit surreal and a great privilege. I’m Paul Ruffo. I’m a gastroenterologist here at Boston Children’s Hospital, and I am the director of our GI fellowship program. First line of approach would be using it for 12 weeks, Or using eighty percent and the remainder of the diet as clean as possible. The key and the basis for our IBD program
is a multidisciplinary approach. In some places when you go to
an IBD program or an IBD clinic you’ll see one or two doctors, may be a nurse, maybe a medical student. Here it’s very different. We have a critical mass of clinicians, educators, and researchers, that enable us to provide the highest quality care to our patients. Any fevers or rashes? No. Joint pains? No. Problems with your eyes? No. Do you feel like you have a reasonably
good energy level? Yeah. What makes me most interested in
coming to work every day is the opportunity to make a difference. At the end of the day, it’s really all about
the patients and the patient care. I enjoy coming to clinic, I enjoy engaging my patients and their parents. I like having an opportunity to contribute research in a way that I think will make
or improve the quality of my patients lives. And I really enjoy having the opportunity to teach fellows to take care of patients in a way, I think, that patients deserve to be treated.

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