Education and Training

Medical School

MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Otolaryngology - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Pediatric Otolaryngology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MS in Clinical Investigation - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Ruiz R, Kazahaya K: Global Respiratory Infections. Bailey's Head & Neck Surgery: Otolaryngology, 6th ed. Rosen CA, Gray S, Ha P, Limb C, Park S, Richter G (eds.). Wolters Kluwer Health, 2021-22. Notes: Publisher review/In press.


Ahmed O, Gallant S, Ruiz R, Wang B, Shapiro WH, Voigt EP. Validity of the Hum Test, a Simple and Reliable Alternative to the Weber Test. Submitted. Laryngoscope. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Jun;127(6):402-405. doi: 10.1177/0003489418772860.

Benedict PA, Ruiz R, Yoo M, Verma A, Ahmed OH, Wang B, Dion GR, Voigt A, Merati A, Rosen CA, Amin MR, Branski RC. Laryngeal distribution of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in a previously untreated cohort. Laryngoscope. 2018 Jan;128(1):138-143.


Benedict PA, Ruiz R, Verma A, Dion GR, Oh P, Wang B, Ahmed OH, Hiwatashi N, Bing R, Victor K, Hu KS, Johnson A, Branski RC, Amin MR. The effects of concurrent chemoradiation therapy to the base of tongue in a preclinical model. Laryngoscope. 2017 Dec 27.


Taliercio S, Cespedes M, Born H, Ruiz R, Roof S, Amin MR, Branski RC. Adult-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: a review of disease pathogenesis and implications for patient counseling. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jan;141(1):78-83.


Born H, Ruiz R, Verma A, Taliercio S, Achlatis S, Pitman M, Gandonu S, Bing R, Amin MR, Branski RC. Concurrent oral human papilloma virus infection in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: a preliminary study. Laryngoscope. 2014 Dec;124(12):2785-90.

Ruiz R, Achlatis S, Verma A, Born H, Kapadia F, Fang Y, Pitman M, Sulica L, Branski RC, Amin MR. Risk factors for adult-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Oct;124(10):2338-44.

Ruiz R, Jeswani S, Andrews K, Rafii B, Paul BC, Branski RC, Amin MR. Hoarseness and laryngopharyngeal reflux: a survey of primary care physician practice patterns. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery 2014; 140:192-196.

Ruiz R, Achlatis S, Sridharan S, Wang B, Fang Y, Branski RC, Amin MR. The effect of antireflux therapy on phonomicrosurgical outcomes: a preliminary retrospective study. Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation 2014; 28:241-244.

Govil N, Rafii BY, Paul BC, Ruiz R, Amin MR, Branski RC. Glucocorticoids for vocal fold disease: a survey of otolaryngologists. Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation 2014; 28:82-87


Sridharan S, Achlatis S, Ruiz R, Jeswani S, Fang Y, Branski RC, Amin MR. Patient-based outcomes of in-office KTP ablation of vocal fold polyps. The Laryngoscope 2013.

Rafii B, Taliercio S, Achlatis S, Ruiz R, Amin MR, Branski RC. Incidence of underlying laryngeal pathology in patients initially diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux. The Laryngoscope 2013.

Posters and Presentations


Lee EQ, Ruiz R, Lebowitz R, Roland JT, Jethanamest D, Givi BG. Donor Site Complications of Free Fat Transfer in Otolaryngologic Procedures. Poster session presented at: Triological Society’s 2018 Combined Sections Meeting; 2018 January 18-21; Scottsdale, AZ.


Benedict, PA, Ruiz, R, Yoo, M, Verma, A, Ahmed, OH, Wang, B, Dion, GR, Voigt, A, Merati, A, Rosen, CA, Amin, MR, Branski, RC (April, 2017). The Distribution of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis in a Previously Untreated Cohort. Poster presented at: Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, American Laryngological Association; San Diego, CA, USA.