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Alejandro Ruiz-Elizalde, MD

Pediatric Surgeon
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians
  • Position: Pediatric Surgeon
  • Primary Specialty: Pediatric Surgery
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Practice Started: 1/1/2013
  • Gender: Male

About Alejandro Ruiz-Elizalde

Alejandro Ruiz-Elizalde, M.D. is a fellowship-trained pediatric surgeon at Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health and is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the OU College of Medicine. He is a board certified in pediatric surgery.

Dr. Ruiz-Elizalde earned his medical degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City in 2004. Following his medical degree, he did a general surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. He completed a Research Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, where he studied the effect of chemotherapy agents on intestinal motility and the enteric nervous system.

Upon completion of his general surgery residency, he did additional specialized training during in pediatric surgery at the OU College of Medicine. Dr. Ruiz-Elizalde subsequently joined the surgical faculty at the University of Oklahoma in 2013 after completing all of his training.

Dr. Ruiz-Elizalde has an interest in extracorporeal life support (ECMO), treatment of diaphragmatic hernias, treatment of congenital diseases of the biliary tract and childhood tumors, among others. In addition, he actively engages medical students and surgical residents in their education and training.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians - Children's General & Plastic Surgery, Oklahoma Children's Hospital
Awards
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Columbia University 2004
  • Team Award for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Excellence, ELSO 2008
  • Resident Research Competition, Second Place, Department of Surgery - Columbia University 2009
  • Startup Grant Research Award, Department of Surgery, 2007 2008
  • Startup Grant Research Award, Department of Surgery 2005
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine Columbia University - College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York City, NY
    2004
  • Residency
  • General Surgery New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University
    New York City, NY
    2011
  • Fellowship
  • ECMO/Research Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York – Presbyterian – Columbia University
    New York City, NY
    2009
  • Pediatric Surgery University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
    2013
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery 2012
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery 2013
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Extracorporeal life support (ECMO)
  • Effect of chemotherapy agents on intestinal motility and the enteric nervous system
  • Treatment of congenital diseases of the biliary tract and childhood tumors
  • Treatment of diaphragmatic hernia
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