Grants and Philanthropy
A Major Gift from Dr. Gary Ruth Establishes the Gary Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing

Dr. Gary and Elyse Ruth

A generous $1 million gift from Dr. Gary Ruth, a prominent Manhattan oral and maxillofacial surgeon, has been recognized with the naming of the Gary Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing.

“I was motivated to make my gift by the desire to join others whose generosity has helped to transform NYUCD’s physical infrastructure,” says Dr. Ruth. “I applaud the vision and plans for NYUCD that have evolved over the past decade, and I decided that I wanted to play a leadership role in creating a facility that would be commensurate with the status that oral and maxillofacial surgery enjoys as a specialty area.”

Dr. Ruth says that he was also motivated to make his gift by the opportunity to join a vital community of clinicians and scholars. “I enjoy interacting with many NYUCD faculty daily in my private practice -- especially the implant dentistry faculty -- and I wanted to actively support the work they are doing. I also enjoy the feeling of completing a circle, since many current NYUCD faculty are former students of mine.”

A graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Ruth did his specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Cornell Medical Center in New York and taught at NYUCD for several years in the 1980s.