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Fetal surgeon Rodrigo Ruano, M.D., Ph.D., joins Mayo Clinic with legislative intervention

Rodrigo Ruano, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Mayo Clinic as director of the Fetal Diagnostic and Intervention Center. His focus will be on establishing a fetal surgery program at Mayo Clinic — a first in the Upper Midwest.

Learn about the steps Mayo Clinic took to enable Dr. Ruano, a native of Brazil, to practice in Minnesota, including appealing to the Minnesota legislature 10 days before the end of the session. ‪

Dr. Ruano was co-director of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center at Texas Children’s Hospital and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in fetal intervention at Baylor College of Medicine, and fellowships in maternal and fetal medicine at Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Poissy/Saint Germain-en-Laye in Poissy, France, and  Hôpital Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris, France. He completed residencies in obstetrics and gynecology at Collège de Médecine des Hopitaux Publiques de Paris and Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina at the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil. He received his medical degree and Ph.D. from the University of Sao Paolo.


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