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About Bernice Ruo, MD, FACP

Bernice Ruo, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor. She provides primary care for adults, including preventive care and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. She has expertise in caring for individuals with chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.

As a primary care physician at an academic health system, Dr. Ruo instructs medical students, residents and fellows. Her research interests include medical education, quality of life, and depression. She has published many articles and serves as a peer-reviewer for journals such as Circulation, Journal of the American Medical Association and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Ruo was an internal medicine physician at Northwestern Medicine and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

She completed a residency in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Ruo earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and holds a master's degree in clinical research from UC San Francisco. She is board-certified in internal medicine, is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Outside of work, Dr. Ruo enjoys swimming, dance and music.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Residency

  • Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Master's Degree

  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-06-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Primary Care
  • Wellness and Disease Prevention
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted