Juan “Pancho” Ruiz Rodríguez was born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He majored in physics at Princeton University and completed his undergraduate thesis work in quantum field theory under the mentorship of Dr. Alexander Polyakov and Dr. Christopher Tully. Juan later attended the University of Puerto Rico to study medicine. During this time, he witnessed the devastation of Hurricane Maria and joined in the island’s relief efforts. His neurosurgical research interests include using advanced computational tools to enhance closed-loop neuromodulation. Juan is also an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, family, and his dog. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Undergraduate Education, Princeton University
Medical Education, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine