Joel M. Rutenberg, MD


A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Rutenberg has always been interested in medicine.  At age 10, he began searching the World Book Encyclopedia for all the diseases he had ever heard about.  “I dreamed of becoming a doctor,” says Dr. Rutenberg.  “At 18, I had a summer job as an ‘orderly’ in my hometown community hospital which motivated me to try for medical school.”  In medical school he had a special fascination for the nervous system.  “I think I favored neurology because of my mother who had had multiple sclerosis since I was a young child.”

After medical school, Dr. Rutenberg completed residencies at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Michigan Medical Center.  He then completed an EEG fellowship at Hahnemann medical College.

Dr. Rutenberg is Medical Director of the Bayhealth Stroke Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, was elected to the Philadelphia College of Physicians, and lectures for Bayhealth Continuing Medical Education.