Monday, May 03, 2010
Fernando J. Ruiz, MD, Joins Heart & Vascular Center
Ruiz, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, a board
certified cardiologist, joins Heart & Vascular Center and the staff of Lake Charles Memorial
Hospital as of May 1st.
In addition to
handling all aspects of cardiac care, Dr. Ruiz specializes in both
interventional cardiology, which employs various minimally invasive procedures
for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease, and nuclear cardiology,
which employs noninvasive techniques to assess myocardial blood flow, evaluate
the pumping function of the heart, as well as visualize the size and location of
a heart attack.
A native of
Venezuela, Dr. Ruiz graduated
from Central University of Venezuela, Luis Razetti School of Medicine in
completed his internship and residency at Yale University School of Medicine –
Hospital of Saint Raphael in New
Haven, Connecticut, followed by a
cardiology fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also
served as an assistant professor of clinical medicine.
relocating to Lake Charles, Dr. Ruiz completed an
additional fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New
York, New York and
developed expertise in coronary and peripheral interventions.
in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and nuclear cardiology, and board
eligible in interventional cardiology, Dr. Ruiz has presented his research at
various national medical conferences and is a member of several professional
medical societies, including the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and the American
information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruiz, call Heart &
Vascular Center at 337-49HEART (494-3278). The office is located at
1717 Oak Park
Boulevard, second floor, adjacent to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.