“Dr. Stephen Ruff … has been a tireless worker for the community of North Sydney particularly for betterment in health delivery and health services generally. During the years that I have known him, he has given selflessly to the preservation of the public hospital system and academically to the further advancement of Royal North Shore Hospital as a teaching hospital leader in the region. His efforts in these activities have shown enhanced leadership and clear intellect …” – Tom Reeve, Professor Emeritus, The University of Sydney. Tom was the first professor of Surgery at North Shore Hospital. — See Link.