George Ruiz, MD Cardiologist

Bio

Biography

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

  • MD, 1998
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • BS, Biology, 1994
    Brown University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: George Ruiz

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Alexis's Story

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

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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."

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Brayden's Story

"The world of congenital heart defects is scary, but to know that there are people like those at Children's National to help guide you along the way is very comforting."

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