Ruth Fookes, MPAS, PA-C

 

Biography

Ruth Fookes was born in Venezuela and grew up here in Central Florida. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Central Florida where she majored in Biology Pre-Professional. She obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. In June of 2018, she started at Cardiovascular Interventions. She knew that Dr. Jamnadas’ passion for cardiology and teaching would be a great learning experience. Ruth is dedicated to providing cutting edge cardiology with a focus on diet and lifestyle modifications while collaborating with Dr. Jamnadas.

Florida International University

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – 2017
    • Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Clinical Education Experience during studies  
Internal Medicine FIU Student Health Services, Miami FL
Family Medicine Private Practice, Miami FL
Emergency Medicine Jackson Health – South Medical Center, Miami FL
OBGYN Private Practice, Miami FL
General Surgery Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando FL
Gastroenterology Digestive & Liver Center of Florida, Orlando FL
Pediatric Gastroenterology Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando FL

University of Central Florida

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology – 2010
  • Physician Assistant, State of Florida License, Florida Board of Medicine
  • Physician Assistant Certification, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association
  • Phlebotomy, Winter Park Technical
  • Certificate of Academic Achievement, 3rd Best Clinical Year Academic Performance, FIU PA/MPAS, 2017
  • Certificate of Achievement in Research, 2nd Place for Capstone Project, FIU PA/MPAS, 2017
  • HWCOM MPAS Distinguished Student Scholarship Award, Physician Assistant Program, FIU PA, 2016
  • Dean’s List, University of Central Florida (2010) & Dean’s List, Valencia College (2005)