Alejandra Gonzalez Ruiz, MD, MIH
- Project Coordinator, EVAT and Critical Care
Alejandra Gonzalez Ruiz, MD, MIH, is the project coordinator for EVAT and Critical Care in the St. Jude Department of Global Pediatric Medicine. She is responsible for coordinating all the sites in Latin America that integrate the Multicentric EVAT Project through capacity building in the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based pediatric oncology tools that improve the survival rates of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Her path to St. Jude started during her medical internship at a pediatric hospital in Mexico City when she met a 4-year-old girl living with HIV/AIDS. Alejandra decided to dedicate her professional life as a Doctor of Medicine to make sure all patients realize their right to health through access to the best quality health services and evidence-based information without discrimination. Little did she know that this promise would direct her path over the ensuing decade. Life took her to the Middle East for a couple of years, and then to The Netherlands where she pursued a master’s degree in international health.
Alejandra comes to St. Jude from working at the National Center for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS in Mexico as the Head of the States Integral Medicine Program Department and at the U.S.-based NGO Microclinic International as a senior program manager of Global Health programs in Latin America and the Middle East in partnership with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. Most recently, she was accepted into the Pan-American Health Organization program for Leaders in International Health to represent the U.S.