James Crawford, MD
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Laboratory Services
Professor and Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
James Crawford, MD, PhD, oversees the integrated laboratory network for Northwell Health, which includes 20 hospital-based clinical laboratories, the health system’s integrated pathology practice and the centralized Core Laboratory that serves Northwell and, through the CLNY Alliance, the 15 hospitals of Health + Hospitals of New York City.
Prior to joining Northwell in January 2009, Dr. Crawford served at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Yale University School of Medicine, and as chair of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.
Dr. Crawford is a leading proponent of the role of pathology and the clinical laboratory industry in patient-centered care and value-based care. He is providing national leadership in developing the value statements for laboratory diagnostic services, which includes the role of founding member of Project Santa Fe and the concept of “Clinical Laboratory 2.0.” The latter’s goal is for clinical laboratories to support a proactive, integrative paradigm of health care, taking particular advantage of the vast store of latent information in the data routinely generated through clinical laboratories. This is then coupled with opportunities in precision medicine, as through genomics, biobanking and informatics.
Author of more than 260 publications, Dr. Crawford is editor-in-chief of Academic Pathology, the official journal of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC). He received his MD and PhD from Duke University School of Medicine, and he completed post-graduate training in anatomic pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in hepatic pathology at the Royal Free Hospital in London.