An avid sports fan for his entire life, Andrew Rudin MD recalls laying on his father’s stomach as a youngster, and looking out for the big names making the big hits. Born just 20 miles from Giants Stadium (referred to by Jets fans as “The Meadowlands”) in Paramus, New Jersey, Andrew spent his formative years religiously following the Giants, jumping around and screaming with his father when they won, sulking his way back into his room when they lost – he lived and died with the Giants week in and week out.
There was no better feeling as a Giants fan than watching the size, speed, and ferocity of the greatest defensive player the Giants roster has ever seen, Lawrence Taylor, come to life and hone in on a Quarterback. At 6’3” and 235 pounds, there has never been another linebacker with the ability to rush the passer, get behind the line of scrimmage, and singlehandedly crush opposing offenses. This was the heyday of the Giants defensive unit. Lawrence Taylor is, by far, Rudin’s favorite player – and it’s no surprise considering L.T. helped the Giants to two Super Bowl victories, went All-Pro ten times, and is still the only linebacker to ever be handed the Most Valuable Player award, which he accomplished in 1986.
While still in medical school, prior to becoming Andrew Rudin MD, Rudin used to sit and watch Michael Strahan power through Offensive Linemen like a hot knife through butter. He stuck by his team even during a stretch that saw them reach the playoffs only twice in seven years. This, of course, is the mark of a true fan – sticking by your team when they are not performing to the high standards the fans have placed on them.
Andrew Rudin MD currently practices medicine as a cardiologist based out of Illinois. He has developed a novel approach to dealing with Atrial fibrillation, a form of cardiac arrhythmia. Dr. Rudin and a fellow cardiovascular surgeon developed a procedure known as Cooperative Atrial fibrillation Ablation to help patients limit or eliminate the frequency of abnormal rhythms caused by uncoordinated beating of the heart’s upper chamber.
On this site, Andrew Rudin MD will be making sure that you don’t miss any important information on the Giants’ road to the Super Bowl in 2015. Big Blue is going the distance!