Author Biographical Info

"Richard S. Ruiz, MD, was born in Houston on July 12, 1932. He established the Hermann Eye Center in 1977. A native Houstonian, Ruiz attended Texas A&M and graduated with an M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1957. During his internship at Hermann Hospital, Ruiz decided to specialize in ophthalmology. He was accepted at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit for a three year residency to train in ophthalmology, and then received a fellowship to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of the Harvard Medical School where he trained under Charles L. Schepens, MD, who is known as the “father” of modern retinal surgery. In July 1962, Ruiz returned home and opened his ophthalmology practice in the Hermann Professional Building. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-150.

Publication Date

3-2-2022

Keywords

Ophthalmology, Houston (TX), Hermann Eye Center, Hermann Hospital (Houston, TX), Richard S. Ruiz, correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, books, architectural drawings (visual works), reports, business records, articles

Abstract

The Richard S. Ruiz, MD, papers, MS 150, includes materials from 1925 through 2007 related to the Hermann Eye Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Ruiz was the Chief of Ophthalmology at Hermann Hospital who built up and improved the teaching faculty at Hermann Hospital and the one with the vision for the Hermann Eye Center and made it possible. This collection encompasses this period of time in Dr. Ruiz's career. See more at MS 150.

Comments

This collection was donated to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center between March and May 2011 by Dr. Richard S. Ruiz. No accruals are expected for this collection.

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