Peter Rudd, MD

Peter Rudd, MD

Internal Medicine Menlo Park, CA

Professor of Medicine emeritus Stanford University School of Medicine

Office Address

  • Retired
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

Peter Rudd, MD

Internal Medicine Menlo Park, CA

Professor of Medicine emeritus Stanford University School of Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: General Internal Medicine; Hypertension; Medication Adherence; Clinical Reasoning

Education & Training

  • Stanford University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Palo Alto VA Hospital; Palo Alto
  • Stanford University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Case Western Reserve UniversityCase Western Reserve University
  • Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • COSTEP, Student Health Organization Projects, Division of Regional Medical Programs
  • Amherst College
  • Kodak-Pathé
  • McGill University (Royal Victoria Hospital)

Certifications & Licensure

  • License G020629License G020629CA, 1971 - Present
    • National Board of Medical ExaminersDiplomate
    • W.K. Kellogg Foundation from the Hospital Research and Education Trust for identifying and achieving improvements in health care organization and deliveryFellowship Recipient
    • Andrew W. Mellon FoundationFellowship Recipient
    • California Healthcare Foundation Leadership TrainingFellowship Recipient

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011
    • Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical EducationHenry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2006
    • Graduation magna cum laudePhi Beta Kappa: Amherst College, 1966

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Antihypertensive medication-taking: Investigation of a simple regimen.  Guerrero D, Rudd P, Bryant-Kosling C, Middleton BF., Am J Hypertension
    • Partial Compliance: Implications for clinical practice.  Rudd P., J Cardiovasc Pharmacol
    • Gaps in cardiovascular medication-taking: The tip of the iceberg.  Rudd P, Ramesh J, Bryant-Kosling C, Guerrero D., J Gen Intern Med

    Books/Book Chapters

    • University/Regional Partnerships for Medication Education and Health Care: An Internal Medicine Perspective. Chapter: Quality of care Page 145 - 150
      Rudd P, Nuzum CT
      Editors: AR Tarlov, JA Rice.University of Chicago, Chicago
    • Hypertension Control in the Community. Chapter: Impact on hypertensive labelling on worker absenteeism and psychosocial dysfunction. Page 62 - 66
      Rudd P, Price MG, Graham LE, Fortmann SP, Beilstein B, Tarbell S, Bacchetti P.
      Editors: Rosenfeld JB et al..John Libbey & Co., London
    • Hypertension Control in the Community. Chapter: Antihypertensive medication-taking behavior: Out-patient patterns and implications. Page 232 - 236
      Rudd P, Marshall G.
      Editors: Rosenfeld JB et al..John Libbey & Co., London


    • Natural history of hypertensive appointment adherence: Hypertension as indicator condition. Rudd P, Davidson SM, Bostwick GH, Tul V, Brown K., Clin Res
    • Hypertensive appointment adherence: Indicator condition and natural history. Rudd P, Davidson SM, Bostwick GH, Tul V, Brown K., Prev Med
    • Medication packaging as a simple solution to nonadherence problems. Rudd P., Prev Med


    • Therapeutic Sufficiency in Hypertension. Medical Grand Rounds, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center; Santa Clara, CA
    • Mild Hypertension: Unexpected Complexities. Medical Staff Conference; Santa Teresa Community Hospital; San Jose, CA
    • Medication Noncompliance; Peeling the Onion. Health Serv. Research Seminar, Dept. of Health and Health Policy; Stanford, CA


    • Best Practices for Busy Clinicians: Applying Continuous ?Quality Improvement in Practice Rudd P.
    • Health matters: Hypertension, the silent killer. Pam Moore, et al.
    • High blood pressure at time of diagnosis. C. Everett Koop, et al.

    Other Languages

    • Spanish, French

    Hospital Affiliations

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