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Dr. Anil D’Cruz Director–Oncology, Apollo Hospitals

Dr. Anil D’Cruz is a well-recognised global leader, clinician, researcher and teacher in the field of Oncology. With a rich experience of over 30 years in Surgical Oncology, he primarily focuses on head and neck cancers.

He has held prominent leadership positions and is on the board of numerous professional organisations, universities, research organisations and cancer institutions globally. Dr. D’Cruz is a much sought after academician and was instrumental in initiating the super speciality training course in head and neck oncology for the first time in India.



  • Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore University, India in 1983

  • Masters in General Surgery (M.S) from Mumbai University, India in 1988

  • Diplomate of National Board in General Surgery, New Delhi in 1989


  • Specially trained for

    • Head and neck surgery at Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York,

    • Laser Surgery at Vanderbilt University, USA

    • Speech rehabilitation at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

  • Currently the President Elect (2018-2020) and President (2020-2022) of the Union International for Cancer Control, headquartered in Geneva

  • Delivered more than 500 invited lectures and nearly 100 named lectures, key notes and orations both nationally and internationally

  • Special invitee to over 100 conferences nationally and internationally to demonstrate head, neckand thyroid surgery

  • Worked on the research in the use of curcumin and played a pivotal role in the project to develop and validate molecular cytogenetic studies/Proteomics in oral cancers, results of which were filed for a patent.

PUBLICATIONS and awards:

  • Has more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and chapters to his name

  • Member of the Editorial Board of many reputed National and International journals

  • His landmark contribution in management of neck nodes in oral cancers was awarded the plenary at the American society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2015 and subsequently published in the New England journal of Medicine

  • Awarded the Honorary FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons London.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Neck metastasis

  • Conservative Laryngeal surgery

  • Oral/ Laryngeal cancers

  • Thyroidand parathyroid cancers

  • Quality of life issues

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