Dr Anil D’Cruz takes charge as director of oncology at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai

Dr Anil D’Cruz was the forner director and chief of head neck services at Tata Memorial Hospital

Apollo Hospitals, Dr Anil D’Cruz, Oncology, Head and neck cancer, Tata Memorial Hospital

Apollo Hospitals has announced that renowned senior oncologist, Dr Anil K D’Cruz has joined the group as Director, Oncology – Apollo Hospitals, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. A well-recognized global leader, clinician, researcher and teacher in Head and Neck Oncology, Dr Anil K D’Cruz brings with him over 33 years of experience in the field of cancer.

Dr D’Cruz will drive Apollo Hospitals’ efforts in the fight against cancer, focussing on providing and overseeing care and treatment for patients suffering from cancer of the head and neck, oral and laryngeal cancer as well as cancer affecting the thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands. Dr D’Cruz has undergone special training for head and neck surgery at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, Laser Surgery at Vanderbilt University, USA and speech rehabilitation at Indianapolis, USA.

Dr Anil D’Cruz said, “I am extremely happy to come on board Apollo Hospitals and lead their oncology program. Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront in bringing the latest cutting-edge medical technology to the country for the benefit of cancer patients and I am pleased to join hands with Apollo in their mission against cancer. While I will be primarily based out of Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, I shall be working across Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi to take forward our Chairman Dr Prathap C. Reddy’s healing mission.”

Awarded the Honorary FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons, London, Dr D’Cruz is the first Indian to hold the prestigious post of President Elect (2018-2020) and President (2020-2022) of the Union International for Cancer Control, Geneva, Switzerland which is the largest cancer organisation globally committed to the cause of cancer control. Prior to joining Apollo Hospitals, Dr D’Cruz was Director of at Tata Memorial Hospital and Chief of Head Neck Services.