Christian Cruz Pico MD

Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery
TGH Cancer Institute at TGH Outpatient Center
TGH Breast Health Center

Christian Cruz Pico MD

Dr. Christian X. Cruz Pico is a general surgeon specialized in breast cancer surgery and surgery for benign (noncancerous) breast conditions at Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Dr. Cruz is pleased to provide expert breast surgical care that is personalized, and patient centered.

Before joining TGH, Dr. Cruz served as a general surgeon at several hospitals in communities outside Atlanta, Georgia, where he performed general surgery procedures, surgical endoscopy and minimally invasive procedures to treat diverse medical conditions, including cancer. His most recent academic post was as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Cruz pursued an advanced academic career as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he focused his research in breast cancer models and personalized cancer therapies. He continued his academic path as a Surgical Oncology Fellow at the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to later focus his training on Breast Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Cruz has given national and regional presentations, contributed to more than ten journal publications, and coauthored book chapters on breast cancer treatment and care. His professional affiliations include the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Cruz is a fluent English and Spanish speaker committed to providing compassionate and individualized patient care.


TGH Cancer Institute at TGH Outpatient Center
Address: 10740 Palm River Road
Phone: (813) 844-4554
Fax: (813) 844-5877
TGH Breast Health Center
Address: 17416 Brookside Trace Ct
Phone: (813) 660-6150
Fax: (813) 844-5877


Breast Cancer
Breast Surgery


Medical School:
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito, Ecuador)

General Surgery Resident — Categorical
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, OH)

Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow
Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Surgical Oncology Clinical Fellow
AHN Cancer Institute - Allegheny General(Pittsburgh, PA)

T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Surgical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)