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Ruas Plastic Surgery

603 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606 map
Phone: 813-259-1550 | Fax: 813-258-1287


Dr. Ruas specializes in plastic surgery and cleft and craniofacial surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and is the director of plastic surgery resident education. He joined the hospital staff in 1990.

He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a clinical professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

Dr. Ruas earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed general and plastic surgery residencies at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed a fellowship in maxillofacial trauma and microsurgical lower extremity reconstruction at The Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Systems Services (MIEMSS) and a craniomaxillofacial surgery fellowship under Dr. Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio in Mexico City.

Dr. Ruas is fluent in Spanish. more



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1980)
  • Unknown


  • General Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1982)
  • Plastic Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1985)


  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery; Fernando Ortiz Monasterio - Mexico (1986)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (Plastic Surgery) (1989)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • United (Commercial)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • Integral
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Vivida Health
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)

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