Class of 1985 St George's College

MBChB (Hons UZ), MSc, DPhil (Oxon), 

FACC, FSCAI Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, USA Cyril Ruwende entered Hartmann House in 1978 and left St George’s College seven years’ later, as Deputy Head Boy.

He was awarded a Gradwell Bequest scholarship and went to medical school at the University of Zimbabwe where he graduated with honours and was awarded the Anglo-American award for the best final year medical student. Dr Ruwende was then awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and completed his Masters in Diagnostic Imaging as well as a doctorate in Immunogenics at Oxford University, UK. 

He then moved to the USA and completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. During this time, he was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Society, and then joined the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor in the Cardiology Division. Dr Ruwende is an interventional cardiologist with a clinical focus on catheter-based coronary, peripheral and structural interventions and a research interest in translational studies. 

Recently, he was working for Michigan Heart-IHA in the Trinity and Henry Ford Health Systems, having served as Medical Director of Research and is now the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, still in the USA. He has served on the national scientific council for the American Heart Association (AHA) and been a section editor for the Journal of American College of Cardiology. Dr Ruwende has authored several book chapters and published papers in high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and The New England Journal of Medicine.