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Richard A. Ruiz, M.D.
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgeon

Background and Qualifications

Dr. Ruiz received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, graduating in 1980 with Honors in Research. Dr. Ruiz published multiple articles in peer reviewed science and medical journals, while at UC Irvine, thus establishing himself as a serious researcher.

He attended medical school in New Haven, Connecticut at the prestigious Yale University Medical School. In his first year at Yale Medical School, Dr. Ruiz was elected president of the student council, a position usually held by a fourth year medical student. Dr Ruiz again published multiple articles in various medical journals while at Yale Medical School and presented his work at various meetings such as Yale Surgical Grand Rounds, Harvard Medical School, and The American College of Surgeons meetings. Additionally, he spent years doing basic & applied medical research culminating in his thesis, The Treatment of Melanoma with Immunotherapy.

Dr. Ruiz did a General Surgery internship and residency at Yale University Medical Center in Connecticut followed by a three-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery also at the Yale University Medical Center. During his time as a Yale Surgical Resident, Dr. Ruiz competed for and won the Temporal Bone Dissection Award, an award given to only one resident per year. In his last year at Yale, Dr. Ruiz served as Lecturer in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. During that time he developed an expertise in and taught the latest techniques in the field of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, nasal surgery, ear surgery, and Head & Neck tumors and reconstruction of cancer defects of the Head & Neck.


Dr. Ruiz is a member of:

  • The American Medical Association and
  • The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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