Rochester, Minnesota


Laughlin.Ruple@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research of Ruple S. Laughlin, M.D., includes involvement in clinically based projects in neuropathy, as well as the usage of electromyography (EMG) in neurological diseases.

Focus areas

  • Post-surgical neuropathies
  • Inflammatory neuropathies
  • EMG and nerve conduction studies in clinical care
  • Neurological education

Significance to patient care

The goal of Dr. Laughlin's research is to more clearly identify patients who might benefit from immune therapy in various neuromuscular diseases, as well as enhance EMG and nerve conduction studies to better identify such patients.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Neurology


  1. Fellow - Clinical Neurophysiology; Electromyography Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident - Neurology Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Internship - Internal Medicine McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  4. MD - Doctor of Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine
  5. BA - Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Honors Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Honors Northwestern University

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