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Reseña Curricular


Dr. Rafael A. Ruíz Quijano

BS-1970     University of Puerto Rico (UPR )(MAGNA CUM LAUDE)

MD-1974    UPR School of Medicine (TOP 10%)

1974-75      General Surgery Internship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF)

1975-77      General Surgery training at CCF

1977-78      Urology trainning at CCF
                    Emphasis in difficult oncological surgery and

                    microsurgical tranning

1982           Certified by the American Board of Urology to practice

                   Adult and Pediatric Urology

1983-PRESENT   Ad honorem associate BIOETHICS professor

                               UPR School of Medicine

1986           President of Puerto Rico Urological Association

1990           President NE District Puerto Rico Medical Association

1992           Fellow American College of Surgeons

1995           Ethical Code Comission 's Chairman PR Physicians

                   and Surgeons College

1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007   

                   Scientific Program Chairman - Puerto Rico Urological Association

1999-2000 Scientific Program Chairman -

                   UPR Medicine-School Alumni Society
                   Ethical - Judiciary council Puerto Rico Medical Association
                   Founding member Puerto Rico Bioethic's Federation (FEPBI) in 

                   order to promote the humanization of medicine.


  1. Radical Perineal Prostatectomv in the Era of Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy in the Management of
    Localized Prostate Cancer. Boletin AMPR (Vol. 87: 8-9/1995)

  2. Doctor-Patient Relationship... Alliance. Collaboration or a Commercial Transaction? Editorial -  Boletin
    AMPR (Vol. 88: 10-12 / 1996)

  3. Bioethics in Puerto Rico- Ferrer. Lugo. Ruiz-Quijano. Hec Forum Quarterly 2/199 7

  4. Ethical Guidelines in the Negotiation with Medical Insurance Companies in the Era of Manage Care. Boletin
    AMPR (Vol. 89: 1-3/1997)


Puerto Rico Urological Association  American Urological Association American College of Surgeons


Special interest in Pediatric, Oncologic, Impotence and Laparoscopic Urology. Participates in many local TV and Radio Shows to enhance patient education as a way of promoting the autonomy of the patient and his / her informed consent. Personal Hobbies - Windsurfing, Spinning and outdoor Cycling. Firmly believes in the mind - body-soul connection to keep a healthy lifestyle and loves outdoor living. Full private practice with office located at the Bayamon Medical Plaza, Suite 908 next to Hermanos Melendez Hospital in Bayamon, PR.

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