Camilo A. Ruiz, DO, FACOI, FAASM

Dr. Camilo A. Ruiz, DO, FACOI, FAASM

Camilo Ruiz DO PA - Sleep & Internal Medicine Specialists
1319 SE 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Office: 954-839-6987
Fax: 954-839-6923

Dr. Camilo Ruiz, DO, FACOI, FAASM, is a distinguished internist and sleep specialist certified by two prominent boards, fluent in both English and Spanish, and with seventeen years of clinical practice experience. His journey into medicine was deeply influenced by the early loss of his father to cancer, igniting within him a profound desire to heal and serve others. Dr. Ruiz pursued his undergraduate education at Florida International University, graduating with Honors in Biological Sciences. He then earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University before embarking on a rigorous Internal Medicine residency in Miami, where he also assumed the role of Chief Resident. Further honing his expertise, he underwent specialized training in Sleep Medicine and Disorders.

At Broward Health Medical Center, Dr. Ruiz assumes the pivotal role of Chair of Medicine and contributes actively to its Medical Executive Committee. Additionally, he has lent his expertise to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, serving on its Coding and Compliance Committee and Educational Products Development Subcommittee. Recognized as an authoritative voice in the field, Dr. Ruiz is an official spokesperson for the AASM, playing a crucial role in advancing the practice of Sleep Medicine. Beyond his clinical and academic pursuits, he generously dedicates his time as a Clinical Assistant Professor at NSU-COM, FIU-SOM, and FAU-SOM, nurturing the next generation of medical professionals. As the Medical Director of Sleep and Internal Medicine Specialists, Dr. Ruiz embodies a commitment to excellence in patient care, a dedication that earned him the honorary Fellow degree from the American College of Osteopathic Internists in 2013.

Dr. Ruiz’s expertise has garnered widespread recognition, with regular appearances on esteemed platforms such as CNN en Español, Mundo Fox’s “Brown y Compañia,” and Univision’s “Despierta America.” He is also a sought-after contributor to print and radio, providing expert medical insights to diverse audiences. Central to Dr. Ruiz’s practice are the principles of education, communication, and empathy, which he considers foundational to exceptional healthcare delivery. He places particular emphasis on the art of listening, recognizing it as his most potent tool in fostering trust and building meaningful patient relationships.

Dr. Ruiz has experience with affidavit preparation, expert witness testimony, and medical case review.

Areas of Expertise
  • Family Practice/Family Medicine
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. degree May 2007
B.Sc. Biological Sciences with Honors degree May 2002
Board Certified, Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine September 2011 Certificate # 4261
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine, CAQ August 2013
Florida License OS 10517 October 2008
DEA Registered October 2008
Basic Life Support Provider (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS)
Advanced Trauma and Life Support Provider (ATLS)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Member
American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) Fellow
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) Member
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Fellow
AASM Coding and Compliance Committee Member, June 2015-June 2018
AASM Educational Products Development Subcommittee Member
AASM Official Spokesperson
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: CNN en español with Mercedes Soler "Realidades en contexto"
CNN en español with Dr. Azaret
Mundo Fox’s “Brown y Compañia”
Univision’s “Despierta America”
Al Jazeera America “Inside Story” Interview with Ray Suarez
US News and World Reports Article: Signs You're Tired Other Than Yawning May 2018
The DO Magazine Article: Working and preparing for the night shift during residency January 2018
Wine Spectator Magazine Article: How Does Alcohol Affect Your Sleep? From increased drowsiness to disrupted REM cycles, here's what happens when you booze before you snooze. December 2017
Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association Primary Care Update CME speaker "Sleep and Wellness" November 2014
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University
Voluntary Clinical Faculty, Florida International University Wertheim School of Medicine
Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Experience with legal documentation and in-court testimony
Prior experience upon request
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: My expertise encompasses the full gamut of internal and sleep medicine in both the hospital and office settings. Internal medicine deals with medical conditions in each of these systems: cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, kidney, neurological, endocrine, musculoskeletal, hematological, etc.
Hospitalists deal with particular inpatient or hospital conditions that include sepsis, infection managements, deep venous thrombosis care, and care coordination. I have particular experience in this area as well.
My sleep expertise deals with conditions ranging from sleep apnea, drowsy driving, psychomotor vigilance, sleep and performance, work accidents, alertness, memory, attention, and cognition.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting
Medical Expert
Case reviews
Testifying in court
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $400
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $450
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $600
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $600
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses to be covered for more than 10 miles from zip code 33316


Available Upon Request