Dr. Dinna Cruz, MD

Dr. Dinna Cruz, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Dr. Dinna Cruz, MD is a nephrology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from University Of The Philippines College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in nephrology.Read her story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cruz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 96% of peers
Acute Kidney Failure
very high
more than 92% of peers
Wegener's Granulomatosis
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Cruz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Cruz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cruz "Dinna Cruz, MD, MPH, is a board-certified nephrologist. Her expertise is treating patients with both acute and chronic kidney diseases caused by all types of underlying conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, lupus, and sepsis. She specializes in treating people with acute kidney injury (also known as “kidney attack") and cardiorenal syndrome (individuals affected by both heart and kidney disease). As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Cruz instructs medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include acute kidney injury and sepsis, including dialysis in critically ill patients and extracorporeal therapies for endotoxin removal. She has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific articles, lectures internationally on acute kidney injury and cardiorenal syndrome, and is part of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative and Acute Kidney Injury Network. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Cruz served as the director of research at the International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza in Italy. She was also an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She completed her fellowship in nephrology at the Yale University School of Medicine and her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Cruz earned her medical degree from the College of Medicine and her MPH in epidemiology from the College of Public Health, both at the University of the Philippines Manila. She is board-certified in nephrology. "
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1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

1  Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

41  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of The Philippines College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Yale University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cruz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cruz to family and friends
1 review (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Cruz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness


Patient Comments (1)

She is One Smart Doctor. She spends all the time you need to understand everything that is going on. I have complete trust in her.
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