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Anatolio B. Cruz

Born 1933

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Philippine surgeon in the United States; born 1933, Rizal, province of Luzon, Philippines.

Biography of Anatolio B. Cruz

Anatolio B. Cruz studied medicine at the University of the Philippines. He spent his internship at the Northwestern Hospital , Minneapolis, and his residency with the University of Minnesota Integrated Program. In 1963, while in the service of Clarence Walton Lillehei, Cruz developed the heart valve now know as the Lillehei-Cruz-kaster prosthesis.

He later became full professor of surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he became the centres first chief of surgical oncology. He had been with the University of Texas for 35 years when he retired from surgical oncology in 2001.

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