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Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD

Healthcare Professional
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Court
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
6th floor
Aurora, Colorado, United States

Maria Albuja-Cruz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is specialized in surgery, cancers, laparoscopic surgery, pancreas surgery, head and neck cancer, endocrine cancers (parathyroid, adrenal, carcinoid), adrenal diseases, thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.

Dr. Cruz received her medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador followed by internship and residency from University of Colorado and fellowship from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Cruz primarily provides treatment of adult and children endocrine surgery disorders that affect the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas. Her expertise includes the surgical treatment of hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer (recurrent), hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid cancer, pheochromocytoma, functional and non-functional adrenal and pancreatic endocrine tumors. 


Representative Publications:

Development of New Preclinical Models to Advance Adrenocortical Carcinoma Research

Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase the Rate of Postoperative Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy

Efficacy of Localization Studies and Intraoperative Parathormone Monitoring in The Surgical Management of Hyperfunctioning Ectopic Parathyroid Glands

Ultrasound-Based Clinical Prediction Rule Model for Detecting Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Cervical Lymph Nodes: A Pilot Study