Dr. Robert RutledgeMD, FRCPC

Associate Professor

Rob Rutledge

Email: rob.rutledge@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-473-6185
Fax: 902-473-7205
Mailing Address: 
Department of Radiation Oncology
Dalhousie University
Rm 2025, Main Floor, NSCC
5820 University Avenue
Halifax, B3H 1V7

Clinical sites

  • GU/Breast/Pediatrics


  • Undergraduate Math and Computer Science (University of Toronto)
  • Doctor of Medicine (University of Toronto)
  • Comprehensive Internship in Medicine (Queen’s University, Kingston)
  • Radiation Oncology Residency Program (University of Ottawa)
  • Certificate in Community Health, Clinical Epidemiology (University of Toronto)
  • MacEachern Fellow – Pediatric Radiation Oncology (University of Toronto)

Awards and honours

  • NSPAR – Received award for supporting excellence in medical care – January 12, 2011
  • Most Accruals in 2010 – Awarded at the Resident Research Day, April 7, 2011
  • Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Received the Excellence in Patient Care award for significant contributions in the field of radiation oncology and integrated cancer care.
  • Doctors Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Received award for health promotion in recognition of contribution to physician health and health promotion in oncology patients
  • Dalhousie University – Residents, Halifax, NS, Received award from radiation oncology residents for radiation oncology training program.

Recent publications

  • Louise Moodie, Gabriela Ilie, Rob Rutledge, Andreou Pantelis, Susan Kirkland. (2020, November). Assessment of Current Mental Health Status in a Population-Based Sample of Canadian Men With and Without a History of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: An Analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Frontiers in Psychiatry, 16(11), 586260. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2020.586260
  • Gabriela Ilie, Joshua White, Ross Mason, Ricardo Rendon, Greg Bailly, Joseph Lawen, David Bowes, Nikhilesh Patil, Derek Wilke, Cody MacDonald, Robert Rutledge, David Bell. (2020, October). Current Mental Distress Among Men With a History of Radical Prostatectomy and Related Adverse Correlates. American Journal of Men's Health, 14(5), 1557988320957535. doi:10.1177/1557988320957535
  • Gabriela Ilie, Rob Rutledge, Ellen Sweeney. (2020, October). An examination of the role of socioeconomic status in the relationship between depression and prostate cancer survivorship in a population-based sample of men from Atlantic Canada. Oncology, 1(11), 1-11. doi: 10.1159/000512444       
  • Gabriela Ilie, Morgan MacDonald, David Bell, Ricardo Rendon, Gavin Langille, Gregory Bailly, Ross Mason, David Bowes, Derek Wilke, Nikhilesh Patil, Joseph Lawen, John Grantmyre, Robert Thompson, Cody MacDonald, Padraic O'Malley, Larry Pan, Scott Bagnell, Holly Campbell, Mathew Acker, Peter Massaro, Dave Padmore, Robert D.H. Rutledge. (2020). An Examination of the Relationship Between Mental Distress, Functional and Psychosocial Quality of Life Indicators in a Population-Based Sample of Prostate Cancer Survivors Who Received Curative Treatment (American Urologic Association, Ed.). Urology Practice, 23(2), 10-15. doi:10.1097/UPJ.0000000000000104
  • Gabriela Ilie Robert Rutledge Ellen Sweeney. (2020). Anxiety and depression symptoms in adult males in Atlantic Canada with or without a lifetime history of prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 29(2), 280-286. doi:10.1002/pon.5244 

Other interests and achievements

  • Invited academic presentations in Psychosocial Oncology
  • Workshops/Presentations
  • Workshop facilitator
  • Invited Presentations
  • Support groups - weekend retreats
  • Public talks
  • Presentations
  • Healing and cancer charity