Anand M. Kuruvilla, MD, FACRO
Originally from India, Dr. Anand Kuruvilla moved to the United States in 1982. After completing his undergraduate medical training in India, he attended Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and the Royal Berkshire Hospital in England for specialized post-graduate training in Radiation Oncology. Upon arrival in the United States, he spent another four years studying Radiation Oncology as a resident at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and served as Chief Resident there in his final year.
After obtaining Radiation Oncology Board Certification in 1986, he practiced as a physician partner at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, California, until his move to Palatka in 1991 to join the Florida Radiation Oncology Group. In 1999, Dr. Kuruvilla also achieved Board Certification in Palliative and Hospice Medicine, one of the few Oncologists in Florida with this certification. In 2000 he was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Kuruvilla is the Director of the Cancer Center of Putnam. He has served as Chief of Staff of Putnam Community Medical Center and currently serves as a Trustee on the Board. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Palatka, the Putnam County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American College of Radiology and the American College of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Over the past 25 years, Dr. Kuruvilla has twice served as the president of the Putnam County unit of the American Cancer Society and has served on the state board of the ACS. He has also been president of the Putnam Community Medical Society, Indian Cultural Society and Indo American Medical Association of Northeast Florida and has been a past president of this Rotary club.
He and his wife Sheila live near the hospital in Palatka throughout the week and on the weekends they holiday in Switzerland, FL.