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James Crawford MD, PHD
James M. Crawford, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 
Zucker School of Medicine 

Dr. James Crawford is Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Senior Vice President for Laboratory Services, at Northwell Health. He also is founding Chair of the Department of Pathology for the Zucker School of Medicine. Jim received his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College (1976) and his MD and PhD degrees from Duke University (1982). After interning in Pathology at Duke University Medical Center (1982-1983), he trained as an Anatomic Pathology resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital 1983-1987, including a fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology and a stint in 1989 at the Royal Free Hospital in London as a Liver Pathology Research Fellow. From 1988 – 1996 he was faculty member in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, rising to the rank of Associate Professor. From 1987-1999 he held the position of Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Gastrointestinal Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine. He then moved to the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL, where for 9 years he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine. He also served 8 years as President of the Faculty Practice association and as Chair of the college's Executive Fiscal Advisory Committee.

Jim is well known as a Liver Pathologist and for his research in hepatobiliary pathophysiology. In recent years he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Investigation, President of the Association of Pathology Chairs, and Chair of the Board of Directors for the College of American Pathologists "PathPAC" Political Action Committee. This coming November, Jim will become Chair-elect of the Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Colleges, which will place him on the AAMC Board of Directors for a two-year term. Through both the Association of Pathology Chairs and the College of American Pathologists, Jim has been heavily involved in advocacy for healthcare. Over the past two years, Jim has taken a leading role in advocating for the specialty of Pathology to be part of the next era of "patient-centered" healthcare, particular with regards to Health Information Technology and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Jim is recipient of the 2009 College of American Pathologists Residents Advocacy Award, and has been named to receive the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2010 William F. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award.

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