Ernesto J Ruas, MD, FACS

603 S Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606

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About Dr. Ernesto J. Ruas

Ernesto J. Ruas spent his early childhood in Cuba, where both his father and mother practiced medicine. Trained in the US, his father, a general surgeon, and his mother, an anesthesiologist, would often take Ernesto along during house calls. He vividly remembers his parents caring for the ill, and recalls being captivated by their discussions of medical topics at the dinner table.

Inspired by his parents’ love of medicine, Ernesto decided to attend The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. During the next ten years, he completed his degree and remained at Hopkins for his general surgery and plastic surgery training under the tutelage of Dr. Jack Hoopes and Dr. Paul Manson. Intrigued by facial surgery, Dr. Ruas traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to complete a fellowship in craniofacial surgery under the direction of Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, M.D., a world-renowned pioneer in craniofacial surgery and aesthetic surgery of the facial skeleton.

Over the last 27 years, Dr. Ruas has earned a reputation for being a gifted and meticulous plastic surgeon in Tampa Florida who enjoys his craft and the potential for positive quality-of-life changes it can bring. He continues to conduct numerous volunteer medical missions overseas to treat children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other congenital deformities. He also brings children with complex craniofacial anomalies to the US to receive free reconstructive surgery and a second chance at improving their lives.

Credentials of Dr. Ernesto J. Ruas

BA in Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Medical School:
MD, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

General Surgery:
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Plastic Surgery Residency:
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Post-residency Training:
Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio , MD, Mexico City, Mexico

Teaching Appointments:
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics, University of South Florida College of Medicine

Societies – Memberships – Affiliations:
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Florida Medical Association
Hillsborough County Medical Association
Tampa Bay Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations:
Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL
Glenbrook Hospital, Glenbrook, IL
Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL

Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

From the office of Dr. Ernesto J. Ruas

Dr. Ruas and his staff have made the plastic surgery process comfortable, easy & very affordable. We look forward to speaking with you, please give us a call to schedule an appointment or speak with one of our staff about any questions you may have.

Location & Map for Dr. Ernesto J. Ruas

Ernesto J Ruas MD FACS
603 S Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606

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Testimonials from the patients of Dr. Ernesto J. Ruas

Testimonial for Procedure: Facelift

Please tell Dr. Ernesto J Ruas as one of my favorite doctors and after having him do my facelift over 17 years ago, I am now just having a neck lift. The doctors here in Newport News, Virginia cannot believe its been 17 years..and how good i look. Yahoo and kudos to Dr. Ruas!!!! Please tell him I miss him and Thank you for such a great job.. Wish I lived closer ..
Mary N.
Facelift Patient

Testimonial for Procedure: Cleft Lip Correction

Thank you so much for taking such good care of Sally! Her lip looks amazing. She has a beautiful smile that lights up the room! We are so grateful for the surgery you performed. We really just think you are the best doctor ever! We appreciate all the time and care you took with us!

Bryan & Lisa D.

Procedures performed by Dr. Ernesto J. Ruas

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