About Carlos E. Ruiz, M.D., Ph.D.
An internationally renowned interventional cardiologist recognized for pioneering work in the field of interventions for structural heart disease and congenital heart disease, Dr. Ruiz has served at the Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute in New York, where he created a devoted structural and congenital heart disease program and the first dedicated fellowship program in structural and congenital heart disease in the U.S. In collaboration with Philips engineers, his team developed the multi-imaging fusion technology to plan and guide complex structural heart interventions.
He previously served as chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ruiz was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, and completed his medical degree at the University of Barcelona. He trained at the University of Barcelona, Mayo Clinic and the University of Southern California, and was named the director of the Pediatric and Adult Catheterization Labs at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology,
Dr. Ruiz was named Master of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. An accomplished clinician, educator and researcher with more than 15 issued patents, he has published more than 300 articles on interventional cardiology. He is a co-editor of several interventional cardiology books and numerous chapters. Dr. Ruiz is committed to a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of all patients with structural and congenital heart disease and holds weekly multidisciplinary team meetings for case review and treatment options planning.
To contact the Structural and Congenital Heart Center, call 551-996-3880.