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George Ruiz, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program

Specialties: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease
Foreign LanguagesSpanish
National Provider Identifier1306890090

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

George Ruiz is a cardiologist with a subspecialty in the care of adults with congenital heart disease. He currently is an attending physician in the Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Unit at Washington Hospital Center. He was appointed to serve as a White House Fellow (2006-2007) and worked as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As a White House Fellow, and later as a consultant to the Deputy Secretary of VA, he championed the largest scale spend analysis done within the agency as part of a strategic approach to supply chain management. His work with adult congenital heart patients has been featured in the Associated Press and CNN. He completed his training in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School where he also served as the 78th Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine. In addition to his clinical duties he was a founding member of the Minority Medical House Staff Association and was instrumental in the development of Brigham's Office of Minority Career Development.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Brown University Providence, RIBachelor of Science Biology 1990 -1994
Medical School Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NYDoctor of Medicine 1994 -1998
National & International Recognitions
Joseph Lindsey Teaching AwardCardiology fellows at Washington Hospital Center Outstanding Teaching2006
Award for House Staff RecruitmentBrigham and Women's HospitalRecognized for dedication to house staff recruitment2004
Partners in Excellence AwardFor redefining and streamlining the onterface between emergency department staff and internal medici2004
Minority Faculty Development AwardBrigham and Women's HospitalFinancial award over seven years to facilitate transition to junior faculty2001
Partners in Excellence AwardBrigham and Women's HospitalPresented to Minority House Staff . Association for significant contribution to hospital diversity2001
Conference Presentation - Poster (2007), Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Poster session presented at the Cardiology Grand Round, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

Conference Presentation - Poster (2006), Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Poster session presented at the American College of Physicians ,Washington DC Chapter, Bethesda, MD

Conference Presentation - Poster (2005), Curriculum in Copngenital Heart Disease, Poster session presented at the Washington Hospital Center Department of Cardiology Fellowship Program

Journal Article, Aiyer, A.A., Ruiz, G., Steinman, A., and Ho, G.Y. (1999), Influence of Physician Attitudes on Willingness to Perform Abortion, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 93, 576-580.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for George Ruiz, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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