Genevieve Cruz, MD

Genevieve Cruz, MD

Dr. Cruz is terrific. Born in Richmond Virginia, she likes to point out that she has never lived anywhere longer than 5 years, so her roots are far reaching. She made it to California via Egypt, England, Louisiana and Texas, but she’s home now!

Okay, we’re just going to put this out there: Dr. Cruz is the only member of our faculty to have an Etsy Shop! She builds Resin embellished Cheese Boards. She is a proud member of the Feral Physician Artists Community on Facebook (we take her word for it that this is a real thing). She loves building and crafting of all kinds. She is determined to spend the time necessary to make her cat love her. Lots of luck.

Medical School

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (McGovern Medical School)


Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Orange County


Pediatric Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Selected Recognition and Awards

Fellow of the Year, 2021
Stroke Excellence Award, 2018

Contact Us

Cottage Children's Medical Center

Cottage Children's Pediatric Residency Program

Phone: 805-569-7464
Fax: 805-569-8358

400 W. Pueblo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Program Coordinator, Sabrina Orfalea, email: