Kruse, Edward J.

Dr. Edward Kruse is the Chief of Surgical Oncology at Augusta University. He also serves as the Chairman of the Cancer Committee and is the Co-Lead of the Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancer Team.

He received his medical degree from Des Moines University, completed his surgical residency at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, and completed his fellowship at Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Kruse’s military background includes serving as the Interim Commander and Clinical Director of Preventative Medicine and Community Health Services at the U.S. Army Health Clinic in Schweinfurt, Germany from 1995-1998. In 1997, he also was the Base Camp Field Surgeon for the Operation Joint Guard, SFOR, Base Camp Colt in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Dr. Kruse’s clinical interests include benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas and liver, GIST tumors, cancer of the stomach, colon, breast as well as melanoma.