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Alejandro Ruiz-Elizalde

Pediatric Surgeon
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians
Affiliations OU Health Physicians - Children's General & Plastic Surgery, Oklahoma Children's Hospital
  • 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
  • Residency
  • General Surgery New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University
    New York City, NY
  • Fellowship
  • ECMO/Research Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York – Presbyterian – Columbia University
    New York City, NY
  • Pediatric Surgery The Children’s Hospital
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • 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)
  • Treatment of Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Treatment of Congenital Diseases of the Biliary Tract and Childhood Tumors
  • Effect of Chemotherapy Agents on Intestinal Motility and the Enteric Nervous System
Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
( 246 Ratings
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  • Jan 13, 2021
    Dr. Ruiz was very knowledgeable and patient with my questions. He was very reassuring with her prognosis.
  • Dec 11, 2020
    Dr. Ruiz took the time to thoroughly explain all the potential outcomes.
  • Oct 21, 2020
    Horrible appointment. Never want to see this doctor again. He needs to learn how to communicate with parents when they are worried about their child's health and not tell them how bad other kids have it that they see and not raise their voice at the parent.
  • Oct 14, 2020
    From the moment we arrived, through the surgery and recovery process, then the final follow up visit all of the Doctor's and staff were wonderful. Thank you!
  • Oct 14, 2020
    We love Dr. Ruiz!
  • Aug 28, 2020
    Dr Ruiz saved my daughters life FOUR times doing emergency surgery's on her ... he is a true hero!!
  • Aug 19, 2020
    My daughter has a very rare condition and dr Ruiz was completely honest which I as a mommy appreciated. I appreciate her care with dr Ruiz more than he will ever understand.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    He is very kind, and makes sure you feel very welcome. He doesn't make you feel rushed.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Me and my child had a great experience and am pleased with the results.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    We are so grateful for Dr. Ruiz. He has explained things so well! I feel very knowledgeable about the status of my child's health because of him. He's even gone as far as drawing things out to make it even easier to understand. From her surgery day he has shown us that we can trust him and I have full confidence in his abilities to treat my daughter.
  • Jun 3, 2020
    Dr Ruiz
  • May 20, 2020
    Each doctor took time to get to know each of us and listened to our concerns.
  • May 20, 2020
    He just was nasty about the pain about how bad it will be for her with the surgery which I know she will have. I just think he could of understand that we need to try something something cuz my daughter has been in pain for over 3 years and we have tried everything at this point and no relief. But with her gallbladder only working 25% we have to try this.
  • Jan 8, 2020
    I really enjoyed meeting Dr Ruiz. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and spent a great amount of time with us and answered all my questions. I have a lot of trust that Dr Ruiz will do a fantastic job of meeting my child's needs in the future.
  • Jan 3, 2020
    Very friendly and personable as always. Thank you!
  • Dec 20, 2019
    No question was too stupid. Very attentive and spent the time going over our concerns. He put us at ease and we feel confident that as a team we can make the right decision for our daughter.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    We were 20min early to our appt, but then took us almost an hour to find parking. They were able to squeeze me about 30min later after being 30min late appointment. I really appreciated that.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    There's not enough praise and thanks I can give him, he saved my daughter's leg after it is was attacked by a dog, there were nurses and doctors that couldn't even look at it and she was able to walk again for her 16th bday
  • Oct 23, 2019
    He was patient and kind with us and took time to answer all of our questions and concerns.
  • Oct 11, 2019
    We were absolutely thrilled with the care that we received from Dr. Ruiz. He listened to us so carefully and addressed all of our concerns. We were incredibly pleased with the hospital; everyone was so friendly, the facilities were designed for children and families and the cafe was great!
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