RUBEN AYALA, MD
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs
Operation Smile

Dr. Ruben Ayala has over 22 years of experience with Operation Smile and was first introduced to the organization in his hometown of David, where he volunteered as a student translator. Shortly after completing his undergraduate degree in Oregon, he was an Operation Smile Mission Coordinator and continued serving as Senior Program Coordinator and Senior Manager of International Programs. As SVP of Medical Affairs, Dr. Ayala is highly focused on the innovation and expansion of safe surgical care to some of the most under-served communities around the world.