Dr. Ruiz currently practices as an internal medicine hospitalist and as a member of the palliative care team at Regions Hospital, where he was Chief of Staff and member of the Board of Directors in 2014-15. He is an associate medical director for HealthPartners Hospice. Dr. Ruiz has been involved in several equitable and palliative care efforts and projects through the years. He currently co-chairs Regions’ Health Equity Committee. In the past he was a staff internist at the West Side Community Health Services/La Clinica and there he founded the HIV Primary Care program. He is an expert in the area of Advanced Care Planning in minority communities and a member of the Minnesota Honoring Choices Advisory Council.