Dr. Eugene L. De La Cruz is a board certified foot and ankle specialist at Oasis.
For 20 years, Dr. De La Cruz has been board certified in Foot Surgery as well as Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. In addition, he is a Fellow for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and has previously served as a member of the surgical residency faculty staff with the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery program at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He served as a physician board member with the Minnesota State Board of Podiatric Medicine for 14 years. As of July 2015, he has been the Director of the Greater Phoenix Foot and Ankle Fellowship program.
He has experience in performing some of the most intensive surgical procedures such as:
Elective and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
Total ankle replacement, ankle arthroscopic surgery
Foot and ankle trauma surgery
Sports medicine and surgery
Foot and ankle cartilage transplantation
Diabetic Charcot foot and ankle reconstruction, management and salvage
External fixation of the foot and leg
Infant and children’s (pediatric) foot and ankle disorders
Dr. De La Cruz is values education and enjoys advancing his fellow rising podiatric physicians through lecturing, authoring publications, and consulting. He embraces the evolving nature of podiatry and shows his personal commitment through continuous attendance of podiatric workshops and courses.
In addition to education, Dr. De La Cruz loves to give back through philanthropic work. He has been involved in charitable efforts such as surgical mission trips to his home of Kiamba, Philippines in 2000, 2003, and 2008. In these missions, he volunteers to provide surgical and clinical care to rural, destitute communities who have little to no access to health care. In Minnesota, Dr. De La Cruz has participated in an annual foot and screening event, known as Soles 4 Souls, in which shoes are donated and distributed to the local economically unfavored and homeless population.
Outside of medicine, some of his interests include cycling, running, scuba diving, traveling, cheering on the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, and spending time with his beautiful wife Lisa and their lovely daughters Payton and Arielle.
Dr. De La Cruz is dedicated in providing the best care while implementing innovative methods in surgery as well as conservative treatments. In addition, he is devoted to making the needs of his patients top priority and works as hard as he can to ensure a complete recovery. He is exceedingly grateful for the opportunity to know and serve people from all different walks of life in the diverse community of Phoenix.
California College of Podiatric Medicine San Francisco, California
Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mount Sinai Medical Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
Most Insurance(s) Accepted at Both Our Phoenix and Scottsdale Podiatry Centers.
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