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Specialty

Family Medicine

Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2021

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. John Ruelas is a Family Medicine physician who earned his Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2013. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in 2018. He completed his Family Medicine residencies at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2019 and at The University of Texas Houston in 2021.

Professional Associations

Dr. Ruelas is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Ruelas enjoys hiking and rock climbing, traveling, music, cooking, and learning about history.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Ruelas has ever received is “Ain’t nothing worth nothing that ain’t no hard work.”

The most exotic place he has visited is Xi’an, China, where he experienced acupuncture and traditional fire cupping and explored street food.

His guilty pleasure is chocolate.


My philosophy of care is to meet patients where they are health-wise through listening and, together, make a plan of care to help improve their quality of life in a practical and meaningful way.

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Awards & Recognitions

Publications

  • Ruelas J.E., des Bordes J, Obimah R., Luther K., McCain C., Murdock C, Rianon N. “Does Infection Management Contribute to 30-day Readmission in Older Patients Admitted to Acute Care with an Infection?” Presented at STFM National Conference May 2021. Poster presentation of this research also at UT Health Quality Improvement Fair 2020.
  • Neve L.D., Ruelas J.E., Blotte C., Bramblett D.E. “Transfection of R28 Retinal Precursor Cells with an inducible BHLHB4 expression plasmid: Potential Model for Rod Bipolar Cell Development.” Presented at 7th Annual Scholarly Activity and Research Program Symposium hosted by Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, Texas. November 10, 2016.
  • Ruelas J.E., Blotte C., Ellerbrook L.H., Neve L.D., Bramblett D.E. “Creating a cell system (R28-Tet-ON Bhlhb4) to conditionally express Bhlhb4 in R28 retinal precursor cells to examine the role of Bhlhb4 in rod bipolar cell differentiation.” Presented at 6th Annual Scholarly Activity and Research Program Symposium hosted by Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, Texas. November 12, 2015.
  • Ellerbrook L.H., Ruelas J.E., Blotte C., Neve, L.D., Bramblett D.E. “Examining Retinal Rod Bipolar Cell Differentiation Pathways in Response to Bhlhb4 Overexpression.” Presented at 6th Annual Scholarly Activity and Research Program Symposium hosted by Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, Texas. November 12, 2015.

Research

PLFSOM Laboratory for Education in Molecular Medicine – Creating a cell system (R28-Tet-ON Bhlhb4) to conditionally express Bhlhb4 in R28 retinal precursor cells to examine the role of Bhlhb4 in rod bipolar cell differentiation, 2015.