Our Medical Clinic in Los Angeles is specializing in Hepatitis C Trials with drugs in development from
Gilead Sciences, Abbvie and Merck.

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About Us - Ruane Medical

Our team of researchers is a dedicated and diverse team of physicians and allied health professionals with expertise in the treatment of hepatitis C


Our approach is to identify and effectively treat hepatitis C with the most up to date therapies and bring the best care and quality in service to our patients.


Our research institute has conducted over 60 clinical trials studying the newest therapies available from the leading international biopharmaceutical companies.  In these studies we have seen cure rates of certain genotypes of Hepatitis C of greater than 90%.


The high quality of our team is based upon scientific discovery, newest technologies and ongoing clinical trial protocols. We are one of only two facilities in Southern California, and the only one in Los Angeles with FibroScan technology


The state of the art FibroScan technology prevents the need of invasive liver biopsy for liver health assessment.  With this technology, Ruane Medical & Clinical Research Institute can provide state of the art assessment of liver health and therapies to lead to the cure of hepatitis C.

Our Team

Leading Doctors

Peter Ruane MD specializing in Hepatitis C treatment and trials in Los Angeles

Peter J. Ruane MD


Dr. Peter Ruane earned his medical degree from University College Dublin and completed an internal medicine residency from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


He completed a research and clinical fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration and is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases.


During his 25 years of diagnosing and battling complex infections related to HIV and then mastering antiviral therapy as it became available, he developed a strong clinical trial research site helping evolve entirely new therapies for the major RNA virus diseases, first HIV and now Hepatitis C.


As treatments for Hepatitis C have rapidly evolved over the past 2 years, Dr Ruane has played a leadership role in Los Angeles bringing promising new agents in trials to patients in need across a large spectrum of patients including rich and poor, homeless, Egyptian immigrants and patients co-infected with HIV. Even with the approval of new drug therapies, he expects that still better treatment options will come rapidly through ongoing trials and most importantly, that all patients with Hepatitis C are curable.


Recognized for his expertise in research in addition to clinical care, he has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings, and most recently presented results from an HCV trial in Genotype 4 patients at The Liver Meeting in 2013 in Washington DC.

Peter Wolfe MD

Peter Wolfe MD


Peter Wolfe was born in Pittsburgh.  He graduated from Harvard College cum laude in 1975 and the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1979.  In that year he moved to Los Angeles for his internship and residency at the VAMC West Los Angeles. 


He was selected as a Kennamer Fellow at UCLA for advanced post-residency training.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. 


He has been an active investigator in the field of HIV since the beginning of the epidemic, having participated in many pivotal drug development studies.  He has been in private practice since 1986.  He continues to have teaching responsibilities as an Associate Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Clinical Research Associates

Nabila Hernandez

Nabila Hernandez


Everest College , Medical Assistant
Research Coordinator Associate      
Dining , Traveling, Giving French lesson, Research.



What are you working on now?

I currently work as a clinical research associate for multiple study for HIV and Hepatitis C study. Hands on with patients, ranging from performing blood work, ECG, Vital signs and most recently conducting FibroScans.


What has been most rewarding about your work?

The most rewarding part about working with HIV and Hepatitis C patients is having the opportunity to contribute to their well-being and care.  I feel very compassionate to all people undoing medical treatment and truly believe that the work we do at Ruane Medical will make a significant contribution to our knowledge about chronic diseases and how we can best improve the quality of life of our patients.


What do you wish to accomplish, what are your future plans? 

My plans will be going back to school in the near future to be a Register Nurse. Since I love patient care. I really hope that  the medical field will always be a part of my career.

Matthew Weissman

Matthew Weissman


University of California, San Diego, B.S. Biochemistry; University of California, Los Angeles, Master’s in Public Health (MPH)
Clinical Research Coordinator
Travelling, Dining, Research, Movies, Theme Parks, Concerts


What were you doing before joining Ruane Medical?

Before joining Ruane Medical, I worked at UCLA for three years as a Research Coordinator for HIV research studies.  I was also a graduate student at UCLA studying Community Health Sciences, and I received my Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in 2013.


What are you working on now?

I currently work as a Clinical Research Coordinator, responsible for multiple HIV and Hepatitis C clinical trials. I collaborate with my fellow research coordinators and associates in conducting phase II and III clinical trials that utilize very promising medications for treating HIV and HCV. 


What has been most rewarding about your work?

The most rewarding thing about working at Ruane Medical is undergoing a journey with each individual patient.  I have had the opportunity to have an active role in helping to cure patients with Hepatitis C, and to help HIV patients maintain their health.  I am very excited for the opportunity to contribute to the scientific community and understanding of how to better treat these chronic, infectious diseases.


What do you wish to accomplish, what are your future plans?

I foresee myself continuing to work in research.  I am very passionate about working with chronic, infectious diseases.  I have yet to decide what my future plans will be, exactly.  For now, I am happy to be working and living in Los Angeles!






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