Dr. Jaime Flores-Ruiz joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an instructor in June 2020.
Dr. Flores-Ruiz is board certified in Internal Medicine. He was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in May 2010. Dr. Flores-Ruiz received his Doctor of Medicine degree in May 2015 from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha. The School of Medicine awarded Dr. Flores-Ruiz with the Ramon Ruiz Arna Award in Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences for his research work on organogenesis and regeneration, using the sea cucumber as a model, under the mentorship of Dr. García-Arrarás.
In June 2018, Dr. Flores-Ruiz completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital. During his residency training, Dr. Flores-Ruiz’s research work studied race as a contributing factor for premature cardiovascular diseases in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in collaboration with Dr. Prabha Ranganathan, Dr. Maria Gonazles-Mayda and Dr. Seth Eisen. Also, Dr. Flores-Ruiz co-authored the chapters on rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate crystal and other crystals for the Washington Manual.
Dr. Flores-Ruiz worked as an Internal Medicine Physician at Affinia Healthcare in St. Louis from July 2018 to July 2020. His clinical practice centered on the primary care of patients with complex chronic conditions and socio-economic disadvantages.
Dr. Flores-Ruiz was also a Primary Care Attending Physician at Affinia Clinics working with residents in the Washington University School of Medicine – Internal Medicine Program, and a preceptor for medical students in the Longitudinal Primary Care Preceptor Program.
Dr. Flores-Ruiz areas of interest include the diagnosis and management of hospitalized patients with active inpatient conditions and diseases. He also enjoys teaching residents and medical students. His hobbies include running and playing tennis.