Thomas M. Ruenger, MD

Professor, Dermatology

Thomas Ruenger
609 Albany St (J Bldg)

Biography

Dr. Ruenger is an academic physician-scientist with an extensive track record in patient care, research, teaching, and administration. He has held many leadership positions, both in his native Germany, and in the US since 1999. Most recently, he was the Chair of the Dermatology Department at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI. He considers himself a generalist in medical dermatology, but also has several areas of special expertise. As an internationally recognized expert in photobiology and photodermatology, Dr. Ruenger has received several research awards. His laboratory has had 23 years of independent research funding and published more than 100 research articles. He has served on several Editorial Boards of scientific journals and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine. Dr. Ruenger is also proud about his accomplishments in teaching the next generation of physicians and dermatologists. He served as the Director of the International Graduate Training Program in Dermatology at Boston University from 2007 to 2013 and as the Director of the Residency Training Program in Dermatology at Roger Williams Medical Center from 2014 to 2016.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Roger Williams Medical Center

Education

  • University of Kiel, MD

Publications

  • Published on 6/6/2018

    Yo K, Rünger TM. Erratum to The UVA-induced long non-coding RNA GS1-600G8.5 regulates the expression of IL-8, J. Dermatol. Sci. 90 June (3) (2018) 363-366. J Dermatol Sci. 2018 Jun 06. PMID: 29885761.

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  • Published on 2/21/2018

    Rünger TM. The UVA-induced long non-coding RNA GS1-600G8.5 regulates the expression of IL-8. J Dermatol Sci. 2018 Jun; 90(3):363-366. PMID: 29496359.

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  • Published on 1/6/2018

    Coyne EQ, Lichtman MK, Simons J, Sarkar AK, Rünger TM. In vitro assessment of the broad-spectrum ultraviolet protection of clothing. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Jan 06. PMID: 29317283.

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  • Published on 11/12/2016

    Yo K, Rünger TM. UVA and UVB Induce Different Sets of Long Noncoding RNAs. J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Mar; 137(3):769-772. PMID: 27847268.

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  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Rünger TM. Mechanisms of Melanoma Promotion by Ultraviolet Radiation. J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Sep; 136(9):1751-2. PMID: 27542295.

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  • Published on 8/28/2014

    Kulapatrapa C, Rünger TM. Complete primary treatment failure of adalimumab in a patient with photoaggravated psoriasis. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2015 Mar; 31(2):104-6. PMID: 25055751.

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  • Published on 4/1/2014

    Rünger TM. Editorial. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2014 Apr-Jun; 30(2-3):53. PMID: 24580653.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Jennings L, Campbell SM, Yaar R, Mahalingam M, Sahni D, Lerner A, Rünger TM. Generalized syringotropic mycosis fungoides responsive to extracorporeal photopheresis. Br J Dermatol. 2014 Jan; 170(1):200-2. PMID: 23909445.

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  • Published on 12/1/2013

    Ruenger TM. The US-based Photomedicine Society. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2013 Dec; 29(6):289. PMID: 24580546.

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  • Published on 7/1/2013

    Rünger TM. Much remains to be learned about how UVR induces mutations. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Jul; 133(7):1717-9. PMID: 23760050.

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