After obtaining his Bachelors and Doctorate degrees in Biology and Medicine at City University of New York in 1974 and 1978, Dr. Cruz successfully completed his residency in the same institution in 1985. Pursuing his passion for Pulmonary and Critical Care, Dr. Cruz also completed additional training in those specialties through 1989.
Throughout the years, Dr. Cruz has practiced various fields of medicine, drawn by an incessant quest for new knowledge and challenges in different specialties that include Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Cruz is also a recipient of The Juris Doctorate Degree from Concord School of Law in 2012
and is also a proud retired Lieutenant Colonel from his time in the U.S.A.F.
His drive to learn new skills and try different areas led to additional training as a Medical Review Officer in 2000 and the completion of his Master Degree in Business Administration at St. Leo University in 2015.
Dr. Cruz is a devoted family man and is a father to three very accomplished grown-up children. In his spare time, Dr. Cruz enjoys fishing, watching movies, and walking.
Responding to a call to combat a growing epidemic of drug abuse, Dr. Cruz joined Right Path Treatment Centers in 2015.