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Pediatrics Cardiology - Rusin Lab

Houston, Texas

Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology, Rusin Lab
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Craig G. Rusin, Ph.D.

Craig G. Rusin, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics - Cardiology

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Phone: 832-824-4187


  • CVRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Virginia Medical School, Division of Cardiology, 2009-2010
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, Chemical Engineering, 2009
  • B.S.E., Princeton University, Chemical Engineering, 2001

Awards and Honors

  • TEDx 2012 Speaker - Houston, TX (Watch)
  • UVA SEAS Entrepreneurial Contest Winner, 2010
  • Cardiovascular Research Center post-doctoral fellowship, 2009
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Study, 2009
  • DuPont AIChe Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Travel Award, 2008
  • Procter and Gamble Design Award, 2001
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement, Princeton University, 2001


  • (2011 – Present) Assistant Professor
    Department of Pediatrics – Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • (2009 – 2011) Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
    Department of Cardiology, University of Virginia Medical Center
    Charlottesville, VA
  • (2001 – 2003) Technology Analyst
    Division of Technology and Innovation
    Arthur D. Little Global Management Consultancy
    Cambridge, MA


As an undergraduate at Princeton, Dr. Rusin won a provisional patent for his thesis on electrohydrodynamic patterning and self-assembly of colloidal crystals. Applying his academic knowledge to problems of real-world companies, he then worked with Fortune 500 clients in his job as analyst for Arthur D. Little. During this time, Dr. Rusin developed novel technologies ranging from personal nerve agent detectors for first responders to artificial intelligence systems for home appliances.

Moving on to the University of Virginia for his doctorate, Dr. Rusin worked under advisor Jack Hudson, a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His research at UVA yielded a generalized method for controlling the collective behavior of complex rhythmic systems, published in the prestigious journal Science. Today, Dr. Rusin focuses on applying these rhythmic engineering techniques to the physiological signals generated by critically ill patients, with the goal of improving clinical care through real-time physiological analysis and forecasting.

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