About the Founder

Roberto Ruiz MD FACP
Executive Director

Dr. Roberto Ruiz is a Doctor of Internal Medicine, as well as a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians . He operates his own practice; the Southwest Internal Medicine Group in Phoenix, Arizona.  Dr. Ruiz has been awarded recognition the past three years by the National Committee for Quality Assurance NCQA, Diabetes Physician Recognition Program DPRP.  He has also been awarded for the past three years by the National Committee for Quality Assurance NCQA, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association by the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program HSRP.  Since July 2008 his practice has been awarded recognition as an accredited Echocardiography Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories ICAL.

He received his Doctor of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 1975 to 1979 and did his Internship and Residency at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn, affiliated with Cornell Medical School.  He has 25 years professional experience as a Physician and Medical Director at St Lukes Hospital, Physician Vascular Diagnostic Inc, International Medial Association Group and Del Carmel Hospital in Jalisco Mexico. He is presently an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clinical Division, Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves on the Advisory Board of the College of Nursing, Grand Canyon University since 2005. In 2010 Dr. Ruiz accepted the position of Clinical Assistant Professor for University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix Campus. Dr. Ruiz also has accepted the position of an Assistant Clinical Professor of Creighton University College of Medicine-Phoenix St. Joseph’s campus this year.