Julio Alberto Ruiz, MD

Resident Physician

Dr. Ruiz joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2023. He is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic – Island West. Dr. Ruiz earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Texas Rio Grand Valley in  Edinburg, Texas.  Dr. Ruiz earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. 

Dr. Ruiz is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).


Hello all! My name is Julio Ruiz and while I was born in Michigan, I’ve been happy to make various parts of Texas my home for the past 20+ years. For undergrad, I attended The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg and my family home is in Weslaco, Texas. For medical school, I attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. I’ve been glad to stay in Texas and close to my family to be able to visit them, and for them to be able to visit me! 

Since I started medical school, I thought I was going to practice family medicine for the ability to see something new every day and to be able to develop a broad base of knowledge for my patients. I enjoy being a generalist and having a little knowledge about everything. Although Pedi briefly managed to sway me, I decided that I needed the variety of the adults along with the kids. I wanted to be able to see everyone in the family and not have anyone “age out” of my clinics. UTMB was a great opportunity for me to be able to see all kinds of people and get that varied training I was looking for.

As for what I do outside of medicine, I tend to play Dungeons and Dragons with my friends, knit for myself and my friends (go COVID hobbies!) play video games, watch movies, and read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi books!  




Julio Alberto Ruiz, MD

Practice Location(s):

6710 Stewart Road, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas 77551

Appointment Line:
(409) 744-4030 or
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:
(409) 740-4187

Clinic Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After Hours
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