Dr. Lucy Maria De La Cruz, MD

Dr. Lucy Maria De La Cruz, MD

Dr. Lucy Maria De La Cruz, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-3315

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Specialties
  • Breast Surgery
About the Provider

Lucy Maria De La Cruz, MD, has joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as the Chief of the Breast Surgery Program and Director of the Ourisman Breast Center director of the MedStar Breast Health Program at MedStar Georgetown . She will be the director of the hospital’s breast surgery fellowship program. Dr. De La Cruz is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon who specializes in a number of advanced procedures, including wireless lumpectomies, hidden scar technique, and nipple-sparing mastectomies. She has been published in over two dozen scientific papers and her pivotal paper on nipple sparing mastectomy oncologic outcomes has been sighted worldwide. She is currently a peer reviewer for the Annals of Surgical Oncology, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Dr. De La Cruz’s credentials include:

  • Board certification: American Board of Surgery
  • Medical degree: Universidad Central Del Este, Dominican Republic
  • Fellowship: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: University of Miami School of Medicine

Dr. De La Cruz’s areas of special interest include:

Dr. De La Cruz  has a strong and long-standing commitment to promoting the equity and efficacy with which breast cancer patients are treated, a principle that has guided her clinical practice and research endeavors. She is an academic breast surgeon who conducts outcomes focused research, how the impact of genomic mapping guides breast cancer treatment and among her special interest is male breast cancer treatment. She is also passionate about disparities in breast cancer treatment as well as improving the quality and efficiency of breast cancer care delivery using the principles of value-based health care.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2016)
  • Residency Program: University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (2015)
  • Medical School: Universidad Central del Este (2004)
Practice Locations
  • Lombardi Cancer
    Washington, DC 20007
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital