Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to the cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practice of Ernesto J. Ruas, MD, FACS. We invite you learn more about the options available to you through our Practice. Explore our website and please contact us if you have any questions.

Our Staff

Learn more about the years of experience our staff has providing the patients with attentive and professional care.

Rosa Delacruz, Front Office Assistant and Receptionist
Rosa Rosa has been a welcome addition to our team since 2010. She has served the medical and pediatric fields for over 22 years. Her expertise in the insurance, referral and authorization system make her an intricate part of our day to day functions. Rosa is a certified Spanish medical interpreter, which greatly enhances communication with our patients.
As receptionist and front office assistant, she’s usually the first member of our Team you will meet and she’ll make sure you have a pleasant experience and feel comfortable with the care you receive.

You may contact her by phone (813) 259-1550 or by e-mail

Kathy Doyle, Front Office Supervisor and Cosmetic Surgery Coordinator
Kathy Kathy joined our office in 2005 as an administrative assistant. She brought with her valuable experience gained while working in a busy internal medicine office for 11 years. A compassionate person, Kathy is able to ease patient’s fears and anxieties. She will help you navigate the insurance maze as well as assist our cosmetic patients explore financial options. As a certified Obagi Skin Care Professional she can also advise patients on their skin care needs.

You may contact her by phone (813) 259-1550 or by e-mail

Cathy Conley, RN, CPSN, Practice Manager
Cathy Cathy joined our practice in December 2005, having worked closely with Dr. Ruas for the previous 15 years as the Regional Craniofacial Program Supervisor. Known for her compassion and excellent patient education skills, Cathy communicates with patients and families answering questions and easing any concerns they may have. Her outstanding coordination skills and attention to detail ensure that each patient’s individual needs are addressed. Cathy is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses and the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. As a Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse she assists Dr. Ruas in the office and the operating room and provides patients with a feminine point of view to help ease their concerns and apprehension.

You may contact her by phone (813) 259-1550 or by e-mail