Baptist Health South Florida

Surgeon Dan Ruiz, M.D., FACS, Joins Baptist Health Medical Group

October 1, 2018

Dr. Dan Ruiz HeadshotMIAMI, FL – October 1, 2018 — Surgeon Dan Ruiz, M.D., FACS, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages. Dr. Ruiz treats patients with a broad range of conditions that commonly require surgery. He performs elective surgery, surgical critical care and trauma treatment. He is highly proficient in a wide range of laparoscopic and advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures. He also has special training and expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the lower digestive tract, including the colon, rectum and anus. Dr. Ruiz is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Homestead Hospital and Mariners Hospital. His primary office location is 975 Baptist Way, Suite 201, in Homestead, and his secondary location is 91550 Overseas Highway, Suite 214, in Tavernier, FL.

Dr. Ruiz received his medical degree from Santa Casa De Misericordia de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He completed a general surgery residency at New York Hospital Queens, Weil Cornell Medical School, in Flushing, N.Y. His postdoctoral training includes clinical and research fellowships in colorectal surgery at Sirio Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, St Mark’s Hospital in London, United Kingdom, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. and Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL. Dr. Ruiz is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

“Dr. Ruiz is highly trained to provide patients with the best and most innovative surgical treatment,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “We are proud to offer our patients in Homestead and the Florida Keys access to a surgeon who brings more than a decade of quality experience in a diverse range of procedures.”

Dr. Ruiz comes to Baptist Health from HCA East Florida in Palm Beach. He serves as an associate professor of surgery at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Ruiz is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed research publications on surgical techniques and published more than 40 abstracts in medical journals and several book chapters. He also has given nearly 60 oral and poster presentations at national and international surgical conferences.

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About Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high quality medical care to patients of all ages, is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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