Dr. Fernando Ruiz joined Cardiovascular Institute of the South in 2015 as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Ruiz graduated in the top
Dr. Fernando Ruiz joined Cardiovascular Institute of the South in 2015 as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Ruiz graduated in the top of his class with the Magna Cum Laude distinction when he earned his medical doctorate from the Luis Razetti School of Medicine at the Central University of Venezuela in 1990. He completed his internal medicine residency and internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael – Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He finished his cardiology fellowship at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans where he also served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Cardiology. He completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, New York, where he participated in research on peripheral arterial disease and diabetes.
Dr. Ruiz previously worked for five years at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital where he also served as an instructor for the Louisiana State University Family Practice Residency Program. Additionally, he worked for nearly eight years as a cardiologist at Saint John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri where he was also appointed to the title of Vice-Chairman of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Ruiz is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Albert Hyman Fellow of the Year Award from Tulane University and the Medical Staff President’s Research Award from Yale University. He was also nominated for the Freeman Quality in Medicine Award and was chosen as a member of the Musser-Burch Department of Medicine Alumni Society from the Tulane University School of Medicine.
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