George Ruiz, MD Cardiologist



George Ruiz, MD, is a cardiologist with a subspecialty in the care of adults with congenital heart disease at Children's National Health System. 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.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2005
    Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc
  • Residency Program, General Medicine, 2004
    Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc
  • Fellowship Program, Cardiology, 2003
    Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc
  • Residency Program, Internal Medicine, 2001
    Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc
  • Internship Program, Internal Medicine, 1999
    Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc
  • MD, 1998
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • BS, Biology, 1994
    Brown University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: George Ruiz

Patient story

Alexis's Story

"She likes to show off her scar and tell whoever listens that Children's National fixed her heart."

Patient story

Sarah's Story

"I know how difficult it is, when you don't have all the answers, and are not getting much sleep in the hospital with your child. I want to assure you that the answers will come."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

American College of Physicians Washington DC Chapter

(2006) Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Cardiology Grand Round George Washington University Hospital

(2007) Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Influence of Physician Attitudes on Willingness to Perform Abortion

(1999) Obstetrics and Gynecology

Washington Hospital Center Department of Cardiology Fellowship Program

(2005) Curriculum in Congenital Heart Disease

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Brooke's Story

"We could ask as many questions as we wanted, whenever. The doctors and nurses always had an answer!"

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