Published on October 10, 2009
Contact: Julie Monzo
New York Pathologist Named Resident Advocate Award Recipient by the College of American Pathologists
Northfield, IL.—James M. Crawford, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Lake Success, N.Y., was honored with the Resident Advocate Award for demonstrating outstanding contributions to and support of pathology residents at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on October 10, 2009, at CAP ’09 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.
Dr. Crawford was recognized for his leadership role in spearheading recent efforts of Academic Pathology to reform the application process for sub-specialty fellowships in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. In his tenure as the Association of Pathology Chairs, Inc. President, Dr. Crawford’s passion for residents brought practical and common sense dialog to pathology training program directors, fellowship program directors, and pathology residents alike.
Nominations for this award are made by a CAP Junior Member. Final candidate selection and review is done by the CAP’s Residents Forum Executive Committee, with approval by the CAP Board of Governors and is based upon outstanding contributions to and support of pathology. Since its inception, Dr. Crawford is only the seventh esteemed pathologist to receive this prestigious award.
“I am deeply honored to receive the Resident Advocate Award from my peers at the College,” said Dr. Crawford. “It behooves us, as leaders in our field, to promote the needs of our future colleagues, our most precious assets…those currently undergoing resident training.”
Since January 2009, Dr. Crawford has served as chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and senior vice president for Laboratory Services for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, in Manhasset, N.Y.. Dr. Crawford is also the founding chair of the Department of Pathology for the newly established Hofstra University School of Medicine in Long Island, N.Y.. From 1999-2008, he served as professor and chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He is well known for his specialization as a liver pathologist, and for his research in hepatobiliary pathophysiology.
In recent years, Dr. Crawford served as the editor-in-chief of Laboratory Investigation and President of the Association of Pathology Chairs. In November, he will begin a two-year term on the Board of Directors with the American Association of Medical Colleges, as chair-elect of the Council of Academic Societies. With strong advocacy from the College of American Pathologists Residents Forum and the American Society for Clinical Pathology Resident Council, Dr. Crawford has been leading recent efforts of Academic Pathology to reform the application process for sub-specialty fellowships in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Crawford received his BA from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He received his MD from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., and completed pathology residencies with both the Duke University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.. Additionally, Dr. Crawford attained a PhD from the Duke University Graduate School, from the Department of Physiology, in Durham, N.C..
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.