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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.


  • A. B. Cruz, R. L. Kaster, R. L. Simmons, C. W. Lillehei:
    A new caged meniscus prosthetic heart valve.
    Surgery 1965, 58: 995-998.
    Lillehei-Cruz-Kaster prosthesis.
  • Bernard Fisher, Norman Wolmark, Howard Rockette, Carol Redmond, Melvin Deutsch, D. Lawrence Wickerham, Edwin R. Fisher, Richard Caplan, Judith Jones, Harvey Lerner, Philip Gordon, Merrill Feldman, Anatolio Cruz, Sandra Legault-Poisson, Marvin Wexler, Walter Lawrence, Andre Robidoux, and Other NSABP Investigators:
    Postoperative Adjuvant Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer: Results from NSABP Protocol R-01.
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute,1988, 80: 21-29.
  • Norman Wolmark, Bernard Fisher, Howard Rockette, Carol Redmond, D. Lawrence Wickerham, Edwin R. Fisher, Judith Jones, Andrew Glass, Harvey Lerner, Walter Lawrence, David Praeger, Marvin Wexler, James Evans, Anatolio Cruz, Nikolay Dimitrov, Peter Jochimsen, and Other NSABP Investigators:
    Postoperative Adjuvant Chemotherapy or BCG for Colon Cancer: Results From NSABP Protocol C-01.
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute,1988, 80: 30-36.
  • I-Tien Yeh MD, Diana Dimitrov MD, Pamela Otto MD, Alexander R. Miller MD, Morton S. Kahlenberg MD and Anatolio Cruz MD:
    Pathologic Review of Atypical Hyperplasia Identified by Image-Guided Breast Needle Core Biopsy.
    Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 2003, 127 (1): 49–54.

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