“Motivated by faith and to desire to have a family be raised in the multicultural setting of Northern Virginia, I have enjoyed practicing at Family Medicine of Clifton/Centreville for over 15 years. By listening to my patients and their families, and caring for them from birth through the end of life, I can give me patients’ options for improving their health. While I like to be thorough in diagnostics to know how best to reach a patient’s disease, I am thrilled to see my patients’ efforts in improving their health. I am committed to being part of a team who is also dedicated to helping care for them in the office and in the hospital as well. As always, I am happy to serve my patients who feel more comfortable speaking in Spanish.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Education

Internship and Residency

University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital
Family Medicine
Worcester, MA
1997 and 1999

Medical School

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Doctor of Medicine
Providence, RI
1996

Undergraduate School

Brown University
Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Literature & Culture, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Providence, RI
1992

Hospitals Affiliated With

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Professional Association

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Fellow

Publications

“Toxoplasmosis in HIV-positive women: seroprevalence and the role of prophylaxis in preventing disease” AIDS (1997): Ruiz, R., Cu-Uvin, S., Fiore, T., Flanigan, T.P.

“Combating a cultural myth: la caida de la mollera” Rhode Island Medical Journal (1994): Ruiz, R.