Manuel Ruiz had no idea that his time at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where he worked as an interpreter and patient advocate, would lead to a career in medicine.
Years later, Ruiz would graduate with outstanding student honors in general surgery from Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. From there Ruiz started his residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and completed his last two years of residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
After three years in private practice in Victoria, Texas, as a general surgeon and Director of Surgery within the Jackson County Hospital District, Dr. Manuel Ruiz’ career path has led him to Union Medical Group where he serves as a general surgeon. His practice is now located within the Medical Office Building at 1429 N 6th street.
Dr. Manuel Ruiz and his wife, Dr. Michelle Ruiz, the Director of the Healthcare Management Degrees at St Mary-of-the-Woods College, and their family are happy to have found a wonderful community here in the Wabash Valley.