DR CATHRYN D’CRUZ
DR CATHRYN D’CRUZ – COMMITTEE MEMBER MBBS, FRACGP, AFRACMA
Dr Cathryn D’Cruz completed her medical qualiﬁcations from the University of Western Australia in 1995 followed by her specialist GP qualiﬁcation training in 1999. Cathryn has enjoyed working in a wide variety of interesting GP roles over the past 20 years in both metro and rural Western Australia. Her special interests have included integrative/complementary medicine, refugee and asylum seeker medicine, corrective services, addiction medicine, mental health medicine, female health, paediatrics and palliative care. Cathryn has always been highly regarded by her patients and colleagues in every position she has undertaken. More recently, she has developed an interest in medical health management and was awarded an AFRACMA in 2018 as well as being currently enrolled in a Masters of Health Management at UNSW.
Although born and raised in Western Australia, Cathryn has nurtured an enormous aﬃnity for India. Drawn to India in 1985, Cathryn had the great fortune to meet Mother Theresa and do voluntary work alongside her Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, helping in the Home of the Dying and in her Orphanages. Cathryn also worked alongside Dr Praeger, a UK national who ran clinics on the streets of Calcutta. Dr D’Cruz completed her 5th year overseas medical elective at St Johns Medical College, Bangalore and in Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital, Nepal, in 1994 and was an invited speaker at the University of Pune, 2nd World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya, Pune, in 2006.
Dr D’Cruz’s broad medical, professional and extra curricular experience and her strong West Australian connections combined with her love and aﬃnity for India make her an ideal committee member for the WA Indian Doctors.