Wilfred P Dela Cruz


Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX
Research Interests:
Internal Medicine
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Fellowship: Hematology-Oncology (Chief Fellow), San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, 2013-2016, San Antonio, TX,
Additional Training during Fellowship: Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment, City of Hope, Duarte, CA, Nov2015-Feb2016

Residency: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, 2010-2013, San Antonio, TX

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Doctor of Medicine, 2006-2010, Bethesda, MD, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Graduate School: University of California, Doctor of Philosophy – Chemistry(Xray Crystallography), 1996-2001, Davis, CA. Dissertation: “Structural and biochemical analysis of baculovirus P35, a substrate inhibitor of death caspases”

Undergraduate: Chaminade University of Honolulu, Bachelor of Science, 1991-1994, Honolulu, HI

Representative Bibliography

1. Implementing a Multidisciplinary Approach to Enhance Compliance With Guideline-Recommended Prechemotherapy Pneumococcal Vaccination in a Military-Based Medical Oncology Practice. Delacruz W, Terrazzino S, Osswald M, Payne C, Haney B. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Sep 6.

2. Brandon Kuiper, Aline Babikian, Wilfred Delacruz. Metastatic Prostate Cancer Manifesting as Cavernous Sinus Syndrome—Case Report and Review of the Literature. Oncology & Hematology Review, 2017;13(1):59–63

3. Delacruz, W. P., A. Cap, and N. Shumway. "Concomitant plasmapheresis and cladribine infusion for the treatment of life‐threatening systemic lupus erythematosus." Internal Medicine Journal 46.11 (2016): 1345-1346.

4. Delacruz, Wilfred, Robert Setlik, Arash Hassantoufighi, Shyam Daya, Susannah Cooper, Dale Selby, and Alexander Brown. "Novel Brentuximab Vedotin Combination Therapies Show Promising Activity in Highly Refractory CD30." Case Reports in Oncological Medicine 2016 (2016).

5. Invasive Apophysomyces variabilis Infection in a Burn Patient. Wilfred P. dela Cruz, Tatjana P. Calvano, Matthew E. Griffith, Christopher E. White, Seung H. Kim, Deanna A. Sutton, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Jianmin Fu, Brian L. Wickes, Josep Guarro, and Duane R. Hospenthal. J. Clin. Microbiol. August 2012 50:8 2814-2817.

6. Wilfred P Dela Cruz · Joann Y Richardson · Judith M Broestler · Jennifer A Thornton · Patrick J Danaher. Rapid Determination of Macrolide and Lincosamide Resistance in Group B Streptococcus Isolated from Vaginal-Rectal Swabs. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Feb 2007.

7. Savona MR, Cruz WP, Thornton JA, Danaher PJ. Comparison of a semipermeable dressing bonded to an absorbent pad and a semipermeable dressing over a separate gauze pad for containment of vaccinia virus at the vaccination site. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Dec;28(12):1339-43.

8. Jones MS 2nd, Harrach B, Ganac RD, Gozum MM, Dela Cruz WP, Riedel B, Pan C, Delwart EL, Schnurr DP. New adenovirus species found in a patient presenting with gastroenteritis. J Virol. 2007 Jun;81(11):5978-84.

12. dela Cruz, W.P., Friesen, P.D., and Fisher, A.J. (2001). Crystal structure of baculovirus P35 reveals a novel conformational change in the reactive site loop after caspase cleavage. J. Biol. Chem. 276(35): 2933-9.

13. Fisher, A. J., delaCruz, W., Zoog, S. J., Schneider, C. L., and Friesen, P. D. (1999). Crystal structure of baculovirus P35: role of a novel reactive site loop in apoptotic caspase inhibition. EMBO Journal. 18:2031-2039.