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. In 1969, the University of Texas formally announced that it would establish a medical school in the Texas Medical Center, with Hermann Hospital as its primary teaching hospital. Ruiz served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Hermann Hospital (later Memorial Hermann – TMC) from 1967 until 2009. He was the founding director of the Hermann Eye Center and the Hermann Eye Fund, and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Texas Medical School – Houston for the first thirty-seven years of its history." See more at

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Opthalmology, Group medical practice, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, N. Don Macon, Hermann Eye Center, Hermann Hospital (Houston, TX), University of Texas Medical School at Houston, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Truman G. Blocker, Chauncey Depew Leake (1896-1978), Leigh Crozier, UT-TV (Television station : Houston, TX), interviews, oral histories, audiovisual materials, videotapes


A Conversation with Richard S. Ruiz, MD. with N. Don Macon. Produced by UT/TV Houston, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Copyright 1911. 1/22/1991. Runtime is 29:52 minutes. See more at Texas Medical Center Historical Resources Project Records and its finding aid.


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