Dr. James Crawford has been with Northwell Health since January 2009. He is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program (1976-1983) and did his residency training in anatomic pathology and a fellowship in gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1983-1987).
Dr. Crawford served as fellow in hepatopathology at the Royal Free Hospital, London (1989). He served as a pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as an assistant professor (1987-1995) and associate professor (1995-1996) at Harvard Medical School. He was Associate Professor and Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine (1997-1999), as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine (1999-2008).
He also has served as president of the Association of Pathology Chairs, chair of the AAMC Council of Academic Societies, president of the Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society and editor-in-chief of Laboratory Investigation, an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.
Dr. Crawford is a recipient of the 2006 International Academy of Pathology Gold Medal Award, the CAP Resident Forum 2009 Resident Advocacy Award and the 2010 F.K. Mostofi Award of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.
Dr. Crawford’s national advocacy and personal research efforts are focused on advancing the role of pathology and the clinical laboratory in the effective delivery of healthcare in this era of accountable care, which includes the important concepts of patient-centered care and coordinated care. This also includes effective utilization and interpretation of laboratory testing, the use of laboratory data to manage patient populations and determining the efficacy of the clinical management of patients as driven by critical laboratory values.
Northwell Health’s clinical laboratories provide diagnostic services to over 1.6 million patients each year, and more than 16 million laboratory tests are performed system wide. In essence, the clinical laboratories influence the clinical management of almost every patient receiving care from the health system. In turn, the data residing within the laboratory data record has the potential for immense value in providing more effective and timely healthcare.
Dr. Crawford has also been a reference pathologist collaborator at the national level for the use of optical imaging and in vivo microscopy for the early diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer of the upper and lower alimentary tract. In addition, he has served as a pathologist collaborator for the national effort to advance implementation of the “patient-centered medical home.
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
Field of study: Chemistry
Duke University Sch. Of Med., Durham, NC
Field of study: Medicine
Duke University Grad. Sch., Durham, NC
Field of study: Physiology