Rob Rutledge is an Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specialising in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers. He is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.
In 1999, Rob co-created the ‘skills for healing’ Cancer Weekend Retreats. These weekend support groups teach a powerful and integrated approach to the cancer diagnosis and ways to heal at levels of body, mind and spirit. To date, more than 1,800 people have attended 50+ retreats in over 25 cities across Canada and abroad.
Rob is the CEO and Chair of the Healing Cancer Foundation, a Registered Charity that freely offers educational videos, documentaries, and webcasting seminars. He is co-author of the book The Healing Circle, which captures the teachings and inspirational stories from the weekend retreats.
Rob has received a Cancer Care Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Patient Care, and Doctors Nova Scotia presented him with a Health Promotion Award in recognition of his contribution to physician health and health promotion in cancer patients.