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Dr. Marco Ruiz presents The Return of Preventative Medicine: Are We There Yet?

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Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

AC2 - Academic Center Two, 180
3000 NE 151st ST, Academic Center Two, Miami, Florida 33181

Marco Ruiz, MD, MPH, MBA, MSc.
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Chief of HIV Oncology and HIV Bone Marrow Transplantation, Miami Cancer Institute
Director of Bone Marrow Transplant Infusion and General Infusion Center, Miami Cancer Institute
Associate Clinical Director of Bone Marrow Transplant Section, Miami Cancer Institute


Health care systems are changing their paradoxes towards more cost-efficient, and cost-effective options. Preventive Medicine is a specialty that has been in the field of Medicine for centuries but has now special relevance in view of the new trends in healthcare. This lecture attempts to discover the journey of Preventive Medicine as a field and argues of the imperative need to disseminate the specialty in modern medical practice.

Dr. Ruiz is a Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant physician working in a Bone Marrow Transplant unit at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida. For more than 15 years, he has been treating patients with cancer, specifically hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplant patients. His experience with malignancies comes from clinical exposure and from several research projects. His research efforts have focused on hematologic malignancy issues in HIV-infected patients and the role of geriatrics in bone marrow transplant patients. His research expertise also includes malignancies in senior populations and the suitability of senior patients for chemotherapy treatments. Dr. Ruiz is also a Professor of Medicine at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, Department of Translational Medicine. For the last 10 years, Dr. Ruiz has been working on Preventive Medicine efforts at local, and national level through the American College of Preventive Medicine.

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