Dr. Daryle Ruark
Dr. Daryle Ruark is a Board Certified Orthopedics Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgeries and shoulder surgeries. Dr. Ruark has a license to practice medicine in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is an attending at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts, and St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Ruark sees patients in our Springfield, Massachusetts, Bloomfield and Enfield offices. Dr. Ruark performs surgery at Mercy Hospital and Surgery Center of New England in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) at St. Francis Hospital. He graduated from Harvard University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and their three children, Derek, Jonny and Eva.
Physician Associate– Brian Katz, PA-C
Brian Katz has been working as a Physician Assistant with Dr. Ruark for over 5 years.
Brian has greater than 25 years’ experience in Medicine, practicing as a Physician Assistant since 2008. He was formally the head of surgical physician assistant at Holyoke Medical Center, specializing in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery up until 2016.
He served on many committees including the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants (2014) and as the Director of Clinical Education for Bay Path University’s Physician Assistant program (2015-2016).
Brian graduated Cum Laude from Springfield College Bachelor of Science and later with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant.
Brian was the primary inventor of a Surgical Trocar device, filed on July 6, 2017.
Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, TX, August 2002 to July 2003
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, July 1998 to June 2002
General Surgery Internship, Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA, July 1997 to June 1998
Albany Medical College, Doctor of Medicine, Albany, NY, August 1993 to May 1997
Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts, Cambridge, MA, September 1989 to June 1993
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Board Certified July 21, 2005
Board Certified January 1, 2016
Clinical Associate Department of Orthopedic Surgery UCONN Medical School
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1995
Victor and Ethel Tompkins Alumni Scholarship 1995 and 1996
Alumni Association Scholarship 1995 and 1996
J. Alfred Greene Jr. and Harriet Greene Scholarship 1994
Academic Governing Council Scholarship 1993 and 1994
Cum Laude Graduate 1993
John Harvard Scholarship 1992
Harvard College Scholarship 1990 and 1991
Heterotopic bone in multiple major lower extremity joints: Function after resection and rehabilitation
Mary Ann E. Keenan, M.D. and David Fuller, M.D.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Skeletal muscle architecture of the developing rabbit plantar flexors: relations between cross-sectional area and maximum contractile force
A.W. Crompton, Fisher Professor of Natural History