September 25, 2023

Ricardo G. Cigarroa, M.D.

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Ricardo G. Cigarroa

Ricardo G. Cigarroa, MD, is a cardiologist at Cigarroa Clinic, which has locations in Laredo and Eagle Pass, Texas. He was born and raised in Laredo and educated at Princeton and Harvard. He is known for righting and correcting inequities—especially those affecting Hispanic communities along the border.

A trained Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Cigarroa is beloved in the community for his brilliant mind in medicine, as well as being a staunch supporter of higher education and healthcare. He and several of his siblings remain on the forefront fighting for better opportunities for all—even using national platforms to fight for parity, equity, and access to healthcare for all—especially the Hispanic community.

Dr. Cigarroa has been featured on numerous national news outlets, for his extensive knowledge of border medicine, and has been the subject of several national and state magazines, including The Washington Post, New York Times and Texas Monthly, which recently referred to him as the ‘Dr. Fauci of South Texas’ for his hard-line views on transparency when it comes to communicating the facts about Covid-19. Furthermore, when the pandemic hit his beloved city of Laredo, Dr. Cigarroa took to making medical house calls caring for Covid patients. He is much loved and revered by all in his community.