Rafael Ruiz Gaviria, MD

Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist Joins Bayhealth

Monday, August 28, 2023 | Expanded Services
Bayhealth is pleased to welcome a new internal medicine and infectious disease specialist, Rafael Ruiz Gaviria, MD, to its team based in Sussex County. Dr. Ruiz Gaviria joins Physicians Preeti Gupta, MD; Cynthia Zarraga, MD; Antonio Zarraga, MD; Meliseanna Gibbons, MD; and Lilia Villarin, MD; and Family Nurse Practitioner Roseann P. Velez, FNP-BC, in the Bayhealth Primary Care, Sussex Campus practice. Dr. Ruiz Gaviria is accepting adult patients specifically for infectious disease care.

Bayhealth Primary Care, Sussex Campus is part of Bayhealth Medical Group, a partnership of highly trained physicians and advanced practice clinicians, their staff, and an administrative support team that operates medical offices throughout central and southern Delaware.

“We’re very pleased that Dr. Ruiz Gaviria has joined us, bringing his specialized expertise in infectious disease to our area,” said Bayhealth Vice President, Physician Services and Clinical Integration Lawrence Ward, MD, MPH, FACP. “He will be an asset to our community members seeking a diagnosis, treatment, or long-term management for any number of infectious diseases, and in providing care for patients living with HIV.”

Dr. Ruiz Gaviria earned his medical degree from Pontifical Xaverian University School of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia. After working in the field of infectious disease for several years, he came to the U.S. to complete an internal medicine residency at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He then went on to complete fellowship training in infectious disease at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC.

Dr. Ruiz Gaviria sees patients ages 18 and older to diagnose and treat various infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi, including HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, nosocomial infections, hardware infections, or tropical diseases.

Visit Bayhealth.org/Medical-Group to learn more about the Bayhealth Primary Care, Sussex Campus practice located in Milford. Please call 302-430-0867 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruiz Gaviria.

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