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Joseph R. Ruiz, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1986 Cornell University Medical College,, New York, NY, MD, Medical Doctor (with Honors in Research)
1982 The University Of Texas at Austin, Austin,, TX, BS, Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate Training

1/1992 Residency in Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
1/1989 Residency in General Surgery/Urology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
1/1987 Internship in General Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

3/2010 American Board of Medical Quality
4/1993 American Board of Anesthesiology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Frenzel JC, Kee SS, Ensor JE, Riedel BJ, Ruiz JR. Ongoing provision of individual clinician performance data improves practice behavior. Anesthesia & Analgesia 111(2):515-519, 8/2010.
2. Ruiz JR, Kee SS, Frenzel JC, Ensor JE, Selvan M, Riedel BJ, Apfel C. The effect of anatomically classified procedure on antiemetic administration in the PACU. Anesthesia & Analgesia 110(2):403-409, 2/2010. e-Pub 8/2009.
3. Soave R, Ruiz J, Garcia-Saucedo V. Cryptosporidiosis in a rural community in Mexico. Infectious Diseases 159:1160-1162, 1989.

Abstracts

1. Ruiz JR, Selvan M, Ross MI and Riedel B. Comparative analysis of PONV risk within the Oncology Surgical Population. American Society of Anesthesiology 2007 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 10/2007.
2. Ruiz JR, Selvan M, Kee SS, Brydges G, Riedel B, Frenzel JC. Optimal Prophylactic Antiemetic (pAE) Regimens Reduce PONV in the Breast Oncology Surgical Population. 2007 New York Society of Anesthesiologists Postgraduate Assembly, New York, New York, 12/2007.
3. Frenzel JC, Kee SS, Owen C, Ruiz JR. Creation of a Focused Data Application to Track the Incidence of PONV in a University Practice. Quality 2011: Evolving Frontiers in Quality and Patient Safety, Houston, Texas, 4/2008.
4. Frenzel JC, Kee SS, Sapire K, Shook BS, Ruiz JR. Moving away from paper - Adoption of digital documentation for perioperative notes. Proceedings of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia 2008 Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, 5/2008.
5. Frenzel JC, Gottumukkala V, Owusu-Agyemang P, Kee SS, Ruiz JR. Is previous chemotherapy a risk factor for postoperative nausea and vomiting in female patients having breast Surgery?. Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia 23rd Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, 5/2008.
6. Brydges G, Ruiz JR, Ensor J, Riedel B, Kwater P. Hydrocortisone does not have prophylactic antiemetric (AE) properties in female patients having breast surgery. Proceedings of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) 23rd Annual Meeting, Miami Beach. Florida, 5/2008.
7. Kee SS, Berger JS, Ensor J, Ruiz JR, Frenzel JC. Sustained performance improvement in PONV reduction using a team-based model at an ambulatory center. Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Orlando, Florida, 10/2008.
8. Frenzel JC, Sapire K, Kee SS, Owen M, Ruiz JR. Creation of a focused data application to track the incidence of PONV in a university practice. Proceedings of the 2008 American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 10/2008.
9. Frenzel JC, Sapire K, Shook KA, Ruiz JR, Kee SS. Adoption of digital documentation for perioperative notes in an academic practice. Proceedings of the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2008 Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 10/2008.
10. Sapire KJ, Wang S, Frenzel J, Ensor J, Ruiz JR. A comparative analysis of postoperative nausea and vomiting risk factors comparing endoscopic sinus surgery and transphenoidal hypophysectomy. Proceedings of the New York State Society of Anesthesiology Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesia, New York, New York, 12/2008.
11. Kee SS, Ruiz R, Frenzel JC, Almon NS, Brady VJ, Busaidy NL. Additional Clinical Benefit to Hyperglycemic Performance Improvement Paradigm. Methodist Hospital's Quality 2012: Evolving Frontiers in Quality and Patient Safety Symposium, Houston, Texas, 4/2009.
12. Owusu-Agyemang PO, Gottumukkala VJ, Ruiz JR, Ting JC, Grasu R. Seizure and tachycardia after neurolytic nerve block with phenol. 2010 International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 3/2010.
13. Rebello E, Ruiz JR, Arunkumar R. Evaluation of Postoperative Vomiting in Pediatric Patients in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit Undergoing Eye Exams Under Anesthesia. SPA/AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology 2011, Chicago, Illinois, 4/2011.

Last updated: 7/23/2014