The Stoichiometry of Care
"Assuming the best possible clinical outcome is the desired endpoint, then optimum care is approached when we have defined when and how much of a given intervention needs to be administered, with what frequency, and in which specific setting for which specific patient at the lowest possible cost."
Dr. Ruggio earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, New York where he graduated AOA. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in cardiovascular disease also at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His post fellowship in interventional cardiology training continued at several distinguished institutions in the U.S.
Dr. Ruggio is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology.
Dr. Ruggio serves on national committees for health care reform, participates on scientific advisory panels, and is a board member or advisor for several organizations that include:
In addition to the above distinctions
He has served as Director of Invasive/Interventional Cardiology for several well-known Southern California Hospitals.
Dr. Ruggio has received numerous distinctions and accolades from both academic institutions and managed care organizations. As testimony to the high regard he is held by his colleagues, he was voted Cardiologist of the Year by the American College of Cardiology in 2007 and Provider of the Year by CalOptima in 2016. Dr. Ruggio has co-authored many articles appertaining to cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, and cardiovascular health care delivery in a managed care setting. He is considered an expert on incentive alignment and care delivery network design and implementation delivering true value for all stakeholders. He is passionate about clinical medicine, particularly Interventional Cardiology and is a staunch patient advocate.