Jenny Ruiz, MD

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Jenny Ruiz, MD,MSCE, is an attending physician with the Division of Oncology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY


Pediatrics - New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, New York, NY


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MSCE - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Instructor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Broglie L., Ruiz J., Jin Z., Kahn J., Bhatia M., George D., Garvin J., Satwani P. Limitations of Applying the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Comorbidity Index in Pediatric Patients Receiving Allogenic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2020 Oct 8: S1083-8791(20)30657-1. Epub 2020 Oct 07.

Ricci, A., Jin, Z., Bourgeois, W., Broglie L, Bhatia M, Davis L, George D, Garvin JH, Hall M, Ruiz J, Satwani P. Financial impact of post-transplant complications among children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant 55, 1421–1429 (2020).


Oberg JA, Ruiz J, Ali-Shaw T, Schlechtweg KA, Ricci A, Kung AL, Chung WK, Appelbaum PS, Glade Bender JL, Levine JM: “Whole-Genome and Whole-Exome Sequencing in Pediatric Oncology: An Assessment of Parent and Young Adult Patient Knowledge, Attitudes, and Expectations.” JCO Precision Oncology, 2018: 2,1-11. Epub 2018 March 1.


Oberg JA, Glade Bender JL, Cohn EG, Ruiz J, Chung WK, Appelbaum PS, Kung AL, Levine JM: “Overcoming challenges to meaningful informed consent for whole genome sequencing in pediatric cancer research.” Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 2015 Aug; 62(8): 1374-80. Epub 2015 Apr 1.



Ruiz J, Baner N; et al. “Staying connected: A successful transition from in person to virtual mentorship program for under-represented minority students, trainees and faculty.” E-PAS2021:5555.1353. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. 2021.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Ruiz J. “My journey into medicine.” Hispanic Heritage Month. Latino Medical Student Association Chapter, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Sept 2021.

Ruiz J and Baner N. “Staying connected: A successful transition from in person to virtual mentorship program for under-represented minority students, trainees and faculty.” Oral Presentation, Combined Medical Student and E-learning Special Interest Group Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2021.

Ruiz J. “A historical look at the forced sterilization of Latina women.” Cultural Humility in Medicine Symposium, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. March 2021.

Awards and Honors

2021, American Association of Cancer Research Student and Early Career Investigator Scholarship
2021, American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute Fellow
2020, T32 National Cancer Institute Cancer Epidemiology Grant
2020, NIH Building Up Fellow
2020, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness Fellow
2019, National Hispanic Medical Association Resident of the Year Award
2018, Key note speaker for the 2018 Lang Youth Medical Program White Coat Ceremony
2018, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations
2018-2019, Academic Pediatric Association (APA) New Century Scholar
2018, NIH-NIDDK/National Hispanic Medical Association Fellow
2013, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Medical Student Rotation Award for Under-Represented Populations
2012, “Si Se Puede Award”, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley
2007-2011, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar
2007-2011, C.P. Davis Scholar, Columbia University
2007-2010, C.P. Davis Scholar, Columbia University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2021-present, Co-Chair, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Fellow’s Association
2021-present, Diversity sub-committee, Graduate Medical Education
2020-present, Education Committee, CHOP Cancer Center Diversity Committee
2019-present, Executive board member, UPHS-CHOP Alliance of Minority Physicians
2019-present, Recruitment Committee, CHOP Multicultural Physicians’ Alliance

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2021-present, American Association of Cancer Research
2020-present, American Society of Hematology
2020-present, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
2018-present, Academic Pediatric Association
2016-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2016-present, National Hispanic Medical Association
2013-present, American Society of Clinical Oncology