Amelia C. Cruz, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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In December 1973, Dr. Amelia Cruz came to the University of Florida as a fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. After completing the fellowship in 1975, she stayed on as a member of the faculty. In 1979 until 2008, she was chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and became a full professor in 1987.
Dr. Amelia Cruz completed her doctor of medicine degree at the Far Eastern University in the Philippines in 1964, and pursued a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Lukes Hospital in the Philippines before coming to the United States. She did a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center from 1969-1973. In 1973 she was a faculty member at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center before she pursued her career in Maternal-Fetal Medicine by enrolling in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Florida. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology receiving that recognition in 1974, and became board certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 1977. She has participated in the voluntary board recertification program of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2003.
Dr. Cruz is involved in teaching residents, medical students, and postgraduate fellows and takes care of women with normal and high-risk pregnancy problems. She participates in the Prenatal Diagnosis Service and performs ultrasounds, amniocenteses, and umbilical blood samplings.
She is a member of national organizations such as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, South Atlantic Society of Obstetrcians and Gynecologists, and the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society. In her activities in these national organizations, Dr. Cruz has served as the president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.