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Janet Cruz

Janet Cruz, MD

Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Drexel Student Health


Department: Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

Practices: Drexel Family Medicine

Specialties: Family Medicine

Education

  • MD - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (2010)
  • BS in Biology - Montclair State University (2005)

Awards & Honors

  • Meritorious Service Medal (2016)
  • Air Force Achievement Medal (2015)
  • Company Grade Office of the Quarter, 48th Medical Operations Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom (2014)
  • Meritorious Unit Award (2014)
  • Resident Mentor Award, Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency, 98th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base (2013)
  • Air Force Longevity Service (2013)
  • Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long (2013)
  • Resident of the Year, Eglin Air Force Hospital, 98th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base (2012-2013)
  • National Defense Service Medal (2012)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (2011)
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal (2012)
  • 1st Year Excellence in Obstetrics Award, 98th Surgical Squadron, Eglin Air Force Hospital, 98th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base (2010-2011)
  • Internal Medicine, Outstanding Service Intern of the Year, Eglin Air Force (2010-2011)
  • Air Force Training Ribbon (2010)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Other Languages Spoken

Spanish

Janet Cruz, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician in Philadelphia. She cares for patients at Drexel Family Medicine's University City location, and serves as medical director of the Drexel Student Health Center. She has a clinical interest in women's health, sexual health, and adolescent and college medicine.

Before coming to Drexel, Dr. Cruz was a United States Air Force military physician and medical director for the 436th Medical Group at Dover Air Force Base. Prior to that, she spent three years as a staff family medicine physician for the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath Air Base in the United Kingdom. In addition to clinical responsibilities, she coordinated training programs for wartime contingencies, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response.

Clinical Services

Family medicine, Primary care

Residencies

  • Family Medicine - Headquarters Air Armament Center (AFMC) Program, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (2011-2013)

Internships

  • Family Medicine - Headquarters Air Armament Center (AFMC) Program, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (2010-2011)

Janet Cruz, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Publications

"How should a DEXA scan be used to evaluate effectiveness of osteoporosis therapy in postmenopausal women?"
Cruz J, Persons R
Evidence-Based Practice, Vol. 17, No. 03:13, 2014


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Family Medicine
3401 Market Street
Suite 105A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.220.4720
Fax: 215.220.4725

Practice Office

Drexel Student Health Center
3401 Market Street
Suite 105B
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.220.4700
Fax: 215.220.4705