Dr. D’Cruz MS, DNB, FRCS( Hon) is Director Oncology Apollo Hospitals, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. He is a well-recognised as a global leader, clinician, researcher and teacher in Head and Neck Oncology. He was Director of Tata Memorial Hospital and Chief of Head Neck Services with over 33 years experience in the field of cancer. Dr D’Cruz is currently President Elect (2018-2020) and President (2020-2022) of the Union International for Cancer Control, Headquartered in Geneva. The UICC is the largest cancer organisation globally committed to the cause of cancer control comprising of 1121 member organisations across 171 countries. Established in 1933, he is the first Indian to hold this position. In recognition of his professional standing in the field he was awarded the Honorary FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons London.
Dr. D’Cruz has held leadership positions & is on the board of numerous professional organisations, universities, research organisations and cancer institutions across the country and abroad. He is an avid researcher & his landmark contribution in management of neck nodes in oral cancers awarded the plenary at the American society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2015 and subsequently published in the New England journal of Medicine, the first from the Tata Memorial Hospital in this prestigious journal. He worked on research in the use of curcumin and was part of a project to develop and validate molecular cytogenetic studies/Proteomics in oral cancers, results of which were filed for a patent.
Dr. D’Cruz has more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and chapters to his name and is a member of the Editorial Board of many reputed national and international journals.
He has delivered more than 500 invited lectures and nearly a 100 named lectures, key notes and orations both nationally and internationally. He has also been a special invitee to over 100 conferences nationally and internationally to demonstrate head and neck, thyroid surgery. Dr. D’Cruz’s special areas on interest are oral \laryngeal cancers , thyroid , parathyroid, salivary glands and neck diseases. He is also specially trained for head & neck surgery at Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, Laser Surgery at Vanderbilt University, USA and speech rehabilitation at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Thyroid cancer is a area of special interests.
Dr. D’Cruz is a much sought after teacher and was instrumental in initiating the super speciality training course in Head Neck Oncology for the first time in India.